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Radiation Monitoring

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, along with all other district councils in Northern Ireland, is a member of a nation-wide monitoring network known as LARNET (Local Authority Radiation Network).

Radiation monitors have been installed at five locations throughout Northern Ireland, to continuously check levels of radiation. This includes Kilkeel.

The Council participates in a regional sampling programme to check radioactivity levels in foodstuffs, and environmental samples throughout the district.