Summary report on Fukushima accident contaminants in Canada .: H129-51/2015E-PDF

This report summarises Health Canada’s monitoring and surveillance activities in the months following the Fukushima Daiichi accident, and describes the doses and risks to Canadians from the event. In Canada, the Radiation Protection Bureau (RPB) of Health Canada is responsible for promoting and protecting the health of Canadians by assessing and managing the risks posed by radiation exposure. To this end, the RPB has been monitoring environmental radioactivity on a routine basis since 1959. Health Canada currently operates multiple radioactivity monitoring networks, which represent over 100 detection and sampling stations located across Canada. These networks are extremely sensitive, and are able to detect even small changes in radionuclide concentrations in Canada. Measurements from these networks confirmed that the quantities of radioactive material that reached Canada as a result of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident were very small and did not pose a health risk to Canadians. In fact, the increases in radiation observed across the country were smaller than normal day-to-day fluctuations from background radiation.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Health Canada.
Title Summary report on Fukushima accident contaminants in Canada .
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Sommaire du rapport sur les contaminants au Canada provenant de l'accident de Fukushima.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information Ottawa : Health Canada, 2015.
Description 6 p. : fig.
ISBN 978-0-660-02798-2
Catalogue number
  • H129-51/2015E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number Pub.: 150103
Subject terms Nuclear power plants
Radioactive materials
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