A SEASIDE paradise in Suffolk is now the centre of a nuclear leak scare after traces of deadly radioactive materials were found on the beach. The contamination on the idyllic Southwold beach is feared to be linked to the Sizewell A nuclear plant, which is located on coast not far from the popular seaside spot. The nuclear factory is in the process of being decommissioned at a cost of £1.2 billion after shutting down ten years ago. The coastal spot is nicknamed Hampstead-on-Sea because of the all the celebrities who flock there for the holidays. Chris Evans, Dame Judi Dench and Stephen Fry and other big names regularly visit the beach spot. Alarmingly, Southwold is the second Suffolk beach to be hit by the contamination in just two months. In April, scientists monitoring the area around Sizewell revealed that a ‘small amount’ of an particularly dangerous and ‘unusual’ radioactive isotope had been found at Aldeburgh, eighteen miles from Southwold.
The Sun 17th June 2016 read more »