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Yet again, radioactive materials found at Dalgety Bay, Scotland

More radiation discovered on beach, Google Hosted News, (UKPA) – 13 June 12 A third significantly radioactive particle has been recovered from a beach at the centre of a contamination scare, it has emerged. Tests are now being carried out on the particle found by scientists in front of the headland at Dalgety Bay, Fife at the end of April.
It was discovered outside the area which is cordoned-off to the public, but in a section of beach said to be used infrequently.
More than 2,000 radioactive particles are thought to have been uncovered since October last year, when high-activity radiation was found at the bay and parts of the beach were closed….. “The source, which further demonstrates the need for a comprehensive investigation
of the contamination, is currently undergoing testing.”
Radioactive material was found on the Dalgety Bay foreshore 22 years ago. The contamination is thought to stem from residue of radium-coated instrument panels used on military aircraft which were incinerated and put in landfill in the area at the end of the Second World War.


June 13, 2012 - Posted by | environment, UK

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