No Radiation in Belarusian Milk and Meat, Ministry of Agriculture and Food

02.07.2010 13:54
Архив Редакция

The representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (MAF) of Belarus stated that the radiation control in the country completely corresponds to the international standards. They emphasized that organization of such control is at a high level.

«Triple radiating control is carried out at the processing enterprises, viz at a input, at processing, at output. All the exported products are also examined on their correspondence to the requirements of the importing countries», the MAF representatives emphasized.

The analysis of results of the products radiation control shows that 99.9 % of milk delivered on processing enterprises of the republic within the period since 2006 till now, contained caesium-137 up to 50 Bq/l while the standard is 100 Bq/l (the standard of the Russian Federation is also 100 Bq/l). 99.7 % of beef contained caesium-137 less than 100 Bq/kg while the Belarusian standard is 500 Bq/kg, and the Russian is 160 Bq/kg, the representatives of the ministry informed.

The MAF representatives informed that the law «Of social protection of the citizens, suffered in the accident on the Chernobyl NPP and other radiating accidents» forbids producing and selling of any kinds of products, which contain more radionuclides than the republican and international standards specified. Such products should be confiscated and recycled or buried.

Also the MAF representatives added that according to the current legislation agricultural activity is allowed on the lands, which pollution density of caesium-137 is up to 40 Cu on square kilometre, and strontium-90 is up to 3.0 Cu on square kilometre.

Once in four years radiological examination of all polluted lands is carried out in the country. Their area constantly decreases. It is caused, first of all, by radioactive disintegration of isotopes.

The MAF representatives emphasized that monitoring of pollution of the lands used for agricultural products manufacture provides the products corresponding to the established standards of the radionuclides’ concentration.
As Telegraf informed, Rosselkhoznadzor decided to check up Belarusian meat on radio-activity in the end of June.