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Update report (October 2010)

An update report has been produced for, and reviewed by, Professor David Coggon. The report summarises actions taken to the end of September 2010, including progress against Professor Coggon's final report recommendations and remediation works in rooms 2.62/63 of the Rutherford Building. The report acts as a "sign-post" to various appendices, including contractors reports, correspondence and the University's own investigations.

Following completion of the 29th September report, a further report was received from Serco on the waste removed below the floor of 2.62/3 - Serco Waste Contamination Monitoring.

23 November 2010: A report has now been received from Serco, following characterisation of the lead block removed from the Rutherford Building during the 2005 refurbishment (this is referred to in the 29th September Update Report above). Characterisation of an Historic Radioactive Article.

February 2011: The University is in receipt of a large amount of data from IRAS Ltd in relation to the decontamination work undertaken around 2004/05, including site diaries and drawings. This data is held on CD, a copy of which is available from Dr David Barker ( on request.