Monitoring radioactive materials in sea water

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Dear Environmental Protection Department,
Referring to the letter to the editor published by Dr Lin Zhang (https://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/art...) raising the concern over sea water pollution that might be caused by the Japanese government's decision to dump nuclear waste water, here are the questions for the department to answer under the Code on Access to Information

1. In what ways does the department monitor the amount of radioactive particles in sea water in Hong Kong?
2. What standards does the department adopt to ensure public safety and health?
3. What protocols will the department follow if excessive amounts of radioactive particles are found in seawater in Hong Kong?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,
Simon Wang

Environmental Protection Department

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Environmental Protection Department

Dear Mr Wang,

Thank you for your email dated 27.04.2021.  Further to the auto-reply, we
would like to inform you that we are processing your request and may need
a few more days to come back to you.

Regards,
Jason Lai
Environmental Protection Department

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Environmental Protection Department

Dear Mr Wang,

Our department has received your application dated 27.04.2021 seeking the
Information about monitoring of radioactive materials in sea water through
the Code on Access to Information.

We have no information regarding your 3 questions.  Nevertheless, the
information regarding your question no. 1 to which you seek access is held
by the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). According to the Code on Access to
Information, please let us have your consent before we transfer your
request to the appropriate departments for their further processing.

Regards,
Jason Lai
Environmental Protection Department

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Dear Mr Wang,

Thank you for your email dated 27.04.2021.  Further to the auto-reply, we
would like to inform you that we are processing your request and may need
a few more days to come back to you.

Regards,
Jason Lai
Environmental Protection Department

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Dear Mr Lai,
Thanks for your reply. Here are my responses for your follow-up.
1. In what ways does the department monitor the amount of radioactive particles in sea water in Hong Kong?
I'll send this question to HKO myself. Thanks.

2. What standards does the department adopt to ensure public safety and health?
3. What protocols will the department follow if excessive amounts of radioactive particles are found in seawater in Hong Kong?

Could you explain what you mean when you write the department has no information regarding Q.2 and Q.3? Are you saying that there are no standards adopted by EPD regarding sea water? And there are no protocols for the EPD to follow?
Thanks.
Yours sincerely
Simon Wang

Yours faithfully,

Simon Wang

Environmental Protection Department

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The first question was sent to HKO
In what ways does the department monitor the amount of radioactive particles in sea water in Hong Kong?
https://accessinfo.hk/en/request/monitor...

Environmental Protection Department

Dear Mr Wang,

Thank you for your email dated 06.05.2021.  Further to the auto-reply, we
would like to inform you that we are processing your request and may need
a few more days to come back to you.

Regards,
Jason Lai
Environmental Protection Department

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