What is the radiation level in Hong Kong?
From 1987 to 1991, the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) conducted a comprehensive radiation monitoring programme to establish the baseline radiation levels in various environmental media in Hong Kong. These levels are the references against which data obtained after the commercial operation of the Guangdong Nuclear Power Station would be compared. The programme entered the second phase in 1992, which is an on-going programme so that any long term changes in the environmental radioactivity can be determined. Under the programme, air, water, foodstuff, soil and other samples are collected and analyzed regularly for their radioactivity content. Ambient gamma radiation levels are also measured at a number of places over the territory. The measurement results show that there is no observable increase in the radiation level in the environment of Hong Kong before and after the operation of the nuclear power stations at Daya Bay.