Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Second area of radioactivity found in Dalgety Bay, Scotland

It has been revealed a further area of radioactive contamination has been found at Dalgety Bay.

Concern has mounted over recent months after radioactive particles ten times higher than previously found, were discovered at a beach at the town.

Dalgety Bay was home to a former MoD base during the war. The source of the radiation is believed to be from the clinker dumped at the area, after aircraft were destroyed and burned. The luminous dials were coated in Radium.

However, a second area of contamination has now been discovered at the area’s Crowhill Wood.

In the wake of this discovery, local MP Gordon Brown has tabled five urgent question to the Ministry of Defence.

He said: “I’m demanding new answers on Dalgety Bay and a timetable for MOD plans for taking action to answer the worries of local residents about radiation contamination.

“I have asked the minister to make a statement on the Ministry of Defence’s acceptance of liability for remedial action in relation to radiation contamination at Dalgety Bay.

“I have also asked him to name all current or former Ministry of defence sites where radiation contamination has been identified. Read More