Soil and shore sand samples are taken for gamma-spectrometric analysis to understand the cumulative effect of radioactive material in the environment.
Since its opening in 1982, Lanyu Storage Site has caused no adverse impact on the environment. Academic research institutes, Radiation Monitoring Center of the AEC, and Taiwan Power Company's Radiation Laboratory continue to conduct independent environmental radiation monitoring measures after the opening of Lanyu Storage Site in 1982. According to radiation detection results and analysis of environmental samples over the years (including the period of examination and repacking program from 2007 to 2011), the surrounding environment of Lanyu Storage Site is within the safe range, which meets the requirements of relevant nuclear energy regulations and is far below the regulatory limit. There is no adverse impact on the environment.
The direct radiation monitoring results of Lanyu in the past years are within the variation of the background radiation, assuring that the operation of (Lanyu) Low-Level Radioactive Waste Storage Site is safe and secure.