Defence minister to visit Dalgety Bay over beach radiation

Defence minister to visit Dalgety Bay over beach radiation

UK defence minister Mark Lancaster is to visit Dalgety Bay to give an update on the planned clean-up of radioactive particles on the Bay’s foreshore.

He is due to visit Dalgety Bay on 20 April at the request of area MP Roger Mullin.

The much-awaited clean up of the beach will see a new jetty and slipway at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club.

It has been widely publicised over the years that low level radioactive particles, thought to have come from dumped clinker when the area was an MoD airfield, contaminate the beach front in their thousands.

The radioactivity is thought to have came from old the luminous aircraft dials of scrapped planes from World War II.

The MoD has faced historic community and political demands to pay for the clean-up.

It is understood the delayed clean-up operation will commence in 2018.

Previous defence minister, Phillip Hammond, visited Dalgety Bay beach in March 2012.

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