Statement on Dalgety Bay

date16 March 2012

A SEPA spokesperson said:

On 29 February, in line with the timetable set by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) last November, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) submitted to SEPA its proposals in relation to radioactive contamination at Dalgety Bay.

"SEPA has indicated that it is broadly content with the scope of DIO's plan. DIO and SEPA are now engaged in a constructive dialogue to clarify some essential elements of detail, and the plan's implementation.

"A meeting of the Dalgety Bay Forum is planned for 27 March 2012, following which the content of the plan will be made public."

David Olney of Defence Infrastructure Organisation said:

This investigation plan represents a tangible example of DIO's commitment to assist and support SEPA and the Expert Group in understanding the situation at Dalgety Bay and determining what needs to be done and by whom."

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