EU issues nuclear discharge reporting guidance
The European Commission has issued guidance to EU governments on minimum reporting standards for radioactive discharges to air and water under the Euratom treaty. The document complements guidance from 1999 which recommended that member states provide regular statements of their discharges to the Commission but did not specify what information these should contain. The new recommendation, released in December, sets out which radionuclides discharges should be monitored and the level of detection limits. As with all EU recommendations, they are not legally binding. See press release, Commission nuclear pages and the recommendation.