No Radiation Found in Barents Sea

02.07.2015

Russian scientists have found that the radiation background in the Barents Sea is not too high. They have been conducting observations for over 30 years. The sea was not affected by such major factors as testing of nuclear weapons in the New Earth, the development of the nuclear fleet, or catastrophe of Kursk submarine. Even the region of the Russian Federation Navy dislocation is free of radioactive contamination. However, environmentalists say that monitoring should be more careful in the vicinity of nuclear facilities, such as boats, icebreakers, or storage. For example, in some of the bays on the New Earth some background is still present, but at a distance of 10 meters it is not fixed.

No Radiation Found in Barents Sea

The absence of radioactive contamination is critical to the Barents Sea, because it has considerable reserves of commercial fish: cod, haddock, herring, redfish, catfish, flounder, halibut. But experts claim that local cod is even safer in terms of radiation than reindeer from Finland, which the inhabitants of this country have been eating happily for many years.