The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) echoes the concern of Fife councillors, local MSPs and MPs, and even the environmental regulator SEPA with the lack of communication from the Ministry of Defence over the clean-up of the Dalgety Bay site. Parts of the Dalgety Bay shoreline in Fife have radioactive particles deriving from radium dials in aeroplanes which were dumped underground and have slowly been leaking into the environment. After taking years to accept liability, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have been for some considerable time planning to clean up the local contaminated area around the shoreline close to the Dalgety Bay Sailing Club. A couple of months ago the MOD admitted that work to start remediation of the site and removing radioactive particles had been delayed due to not getting the necessary licence for the work. This means it will not start until spring 2021 at the earliest.
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