Welcome progress at Dalgety Bay

date22 January 2014

Today, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published the Outline Management Options report, prepared by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The report details a range of potential options to address the radioactive contamination at Dalgety Bay.

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This is the next step in reaching a long-term solution for the site and SEPA welcomes this progress. The Outline Management Options report can be found on our website.

To allow the selection of a preferred option, the MoD will finalise its report on the extent and magnitude of the contamination in the area and how this is likely to change over time. This work is currently ongoing and, when the report is complete, SEPA will work with all interested parties to identify the most appropriate option and drive that forward to implementation.

In the meantime, the MoD has committed to continuing their programme of monitoring as part of the interim management arrangements.

Calum MacDonald, SEPA Executive Director, said:

This report outlines the extent of management options which could be adopted at the site, ranging from excluding the public from some areas to encapsulating and/or removing the contamination.  We will be working towards a solution which is both effective and durable.

“I believe this is a significant step forward and we are already engaging with local stakeholders regarding the detail of these proposals. This is part of the consultative framework intended to get the views of those directly affected by any future works. SEPA is keen to see these works delivered without delay and will work collaboratively with the MoD to ensure momentum continues.”

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