MP’s anger at delay to radioactive clean-up at Dalgety Bay beach. A Fife MP has demanded an urgent meeting with the Ministry of Defence after it was revealed last week that it had failed to apply for a licence to undertake radioactive clean-up work at Dalgety Bay beach. The MoD-commissioned work to remove the radioactive pollution was originally scheduled to start this summer, but delays have led to it being pushed back. At an area committee meeting last week, SEPA revealed that no application or paperwork had been received from the MoD to allow work to begin. Mr Hanvey said: “When it became clear that work on the site had not commenced in the summer as planned, I wrote to the MoD requesting an update. I then received a vague response from the Minister for Defence Procurement which failed to identify why the project had been delayed or provide an updated timeline. “Now my constituents and I must learn second hand that the MoD had not even bothered to apply for the necessary licence to begin the work in the first place.” Mr Hanvey claims that local politicians and the community have been misled by the MoD’s commitment to their own clean-up project.
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