HC Deb 27 February 1963 vol 672 c179W
Sir H. Legge-Bourke

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science what precautionary measures are being taken to protect the public against an increase of Strontium 90 in diet.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

Levels of strontium 90 remain well below the limits prescribed by the Medical Research Council. Nevertheless, as a long-term precaution, the Government have decided to set up an experimental pilot plant to examine the problems in the removal of strontium 90 from milk by an ion-exchange process. The Agricultural Research Council have accordingly arranged for a pilot plant to be designed and constructed at the National Institute for Research in Dairying at Shinfield, near Reading. Advantage will be taken of the results of the experimental work already conducted in the U.S.A.