HC Deb 29 March 1960 vol 620 c105W
49. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that there is no apparatus in the island of Malta for measuring radioactivity; and, in view of recent evidence that there is a danger of radioactive sand blowing from the Sahara, if he will take steps to see that such apparatus is provided on the island.

Mr. Alport

There is in fact apparatus in Malta which is able to detect significant amounts of radioactive fall-out, but it is not suitable for measuring the very small amounts of radioactivity which might occur in sand blown from the Sahara. I am consulting the Governor about the future measuring of such radioactive fall-out as may reach Malta.

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