MoD is given ultimatum over Dalgety Bay radiation
The Ministry of Defence has been given three months to devise a “credible, long-term” plan to tackle radioactive pollution on Dalgety Bay, after the most dangerous particle yet was found on the beach.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has warned it will make the Fife beauty spot the first designated Radioactive Contaminated Land area in Scotland if a solution is not found by the end of February. At that stage, legal action would begin to force the MoD to take action.
One of the radioactive clusters measured 76 megabecquerels (MBq), the highest reading ever found on the stretch of Fife coastline. The previous highest was 13MBq. The other two found at the weekend measured 3.6MBq and 4.5MBq.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) Dalgety Bay reports