Newsletter September 2018

Portugal’s water is now in safe hands

It’s good to know that the world’s best port is being monitored by ENVINET

The Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) recently set up a SARA water probe in the Douro river to continuously monitor radiation in the water around the Pocinho Dam. The corresponding station is permanently installed directly on the Pocinho Dam itself, in one of Portugal’s largest wine regions. This site was selected because the dam is located on the Portuguese section of the Douro. The installation now extends Portugal’s radiation monitoring network (RADNET).

Just like the Fratel monitoring station on the Tagus, the Pocinho station uses gamma spectrometry to detect radiation. This new monitoring generation makes it possible not only to measure the dose rate of natural radioactivity in water, but also to identify extremely low concentrations of artificial radionuclides. By enabling the rapid and effective detection of nuclear and radiological events, it is instrumental in significantly enhancing the RADNET early warning system.

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