The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) Scotland Forum is shocked to hear from Fife Council that the Ministry of Defence and their contractor Balfour Beatty, tasked with the clean-up and remediation of the Dalgety Bay radium-contaminated site, have still not sought a licence from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, despite many previous assertions that they were actively doing so. The Dalgety Bay coastal site contains radioactive particles that derive from radium dials in aeroplanes originating from the Second World War which were dumped decades ago at a site close to the Sailing Club. The South and West Fife Area Committee met last week with officials from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) to receive an update on progress towards getting a licence for the remediation of the site. To the surprise of councillors, the permit application the MOD previously claimed to have made in November is yet to be submitted.
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