BEACH RADIATION - PUBLIC CONSULTATION - 21 JULY 2014
Dalgety Bay and Hillend Community Council
A public consultation meeting has been arranged for Monday 21 July 2014 at 7.30pm in Dalgety Church Halls, when the MoD’s Management Strategy to deal with the foreshore radiation will be presented. The meeting will also be attended by the Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP and representation from SEPA
It is important for the community to attend this meeting. All are welcome!
BEACH RADIATION - MoD AGREES REMEDIATION - 11 JULY 2014
Dalgety Bay and Hillend Community Council Press Release
After years of Community Council campaigning and exerting pressure on the MOD with the help from SEPA and our local MP the Rt Hon Gordon Brown, on behalf of the community, we are very pleased that the MOD has finally agreed to carry out concerted remediation works to resolve the foreshore radium contamination in Dalgety Bay. Remediation works will basically consist of a civil engineering solution to deal with the problem.
24 years have now passed since this radioactive contamination was discovered on parts of the foreshore following the dumping of incinerated ash and clinker containing luminous paint (Radium 226) that has a half life of 1600 years. The luminous dials come from WW2 airplanes that were removed when they were broken up from nearby Donibristle Airfield. During WW2 it was common practice to paint instrumentation on airplanes with luminous paint.
The planned remediation works will be the subject of a community consultation at a public meeting that has been arranged for 7.30pm on Monday 21 July in Dalgety Church Halls when the Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP will be in attendance along with SEPA representatives. The MOD and their consultant have also been asked to be represented.
The planned remediation works at no cost to the community, will finally resolve the problem and not leave it as a legacy to be dealt with by future generations in Dalgety Bay.
It has been a struggle, but once the works are complete at last this shadow can be removed from over our community that has persisted for a number of years and resulted in some way as a social and economic problem for our town.
Colin McPhail MBE C.Eng MICE, MCIHT
10 July 2014
FORTH BRIDGE SCRAPBOOKS - GET SCRAPPING
The Forth Bridges Scrapbooks project website is now live on the web at http://www.forthbridgesscrapbooks.co.uk. This is an exciting digital storytelling project, a way for the general public who hold fond memories and experiences of the Forth Bridges to record those for posterity and to share them with others. See the NEWS panel on the right for more info.
ABERDOUR FESTIVAL 2014
The 31st Aberdour Festival
1st to 10th August 2014
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