HKNIC - Environmental Impact and Monitoring

Environmental Impact and Monitoring
While a nuclear power station is designed and operated with great care to isolate practically all its resulting radioactivity, it nevertheless discharges a very minute quantity of radioactivity outside the facility. It is therefore necessary to monitor a nuclear power station closely, to ensure that its operation has no material impact on the environment. The monitoring activities also assist emergency planning in the unlikely event of a nuclear accident affecting the surrounding areas beyond the site of the nuclear power station itself.
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