Environmental Radiation Monitoring Programme (ERMP)
To ensure that our environment is not adversely affected by the operation of the nuclear power stations at Daya Bay, the Hong Kong Observatory implements an environmental radiation monitoring programme since 1987. We are vigilant day in, day out, to monitor the major pathways through which radioactive materials released from the nuclear power stations may reach us. As the released materials invariably consist of artificial radionuclides, the focus of the monitoring programme is to find out the changes, if any, of the amount of such artificial radionuclides in various media of our environment. Naturally occurring radioactivity and non-ionizing radiation, which are interesting subjects in their own merits, are not routinely monitored. Results of careful measurements using state-of-the-art scientific instruments confirm that there is no measurable increase in radiation level in Hong Kong due to the operation of the nuclear power stations at Daya Bay.