Dalgety Bay update

date26 October 2011

Officers from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) met with officials from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Scottish Government on Monday 24 October to discuss the issue of radioactive contamination at Dalgety Bay in Fife.

SEPA presented the results of its most recent round of monitoring and particle retrieval work at the meeting.

Further meetings with other partner organisations will also take place this week, with a meeting of the Dalgety Bay Forum planned for November 22.

Due to the unexpectedly high number of particle finds and their associated activity, SEPA will be concentrating this week on collating the details of the sources recovered to date and therefore we anticipate that further monitoring of the demarcated area at Dalgety Bay will recommence next week.

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Notes to editors

The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2007 come into force at the end of October 2007. SEPA has the responsibility under these regulations for the investigation, identification, characterisation and regulation of remediation of radioactive contaminated land (RCL). Without designation, we rely on voluntary remediation by relevant parties.