News update: radiation at Dalgety

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After a call from a Fife MP, environmental watchdogs have brought forward a meeting to discuss radiation finds at Dalgety Bay, reports GAIL MILNE.

Although ‘low-key’ radiative particles have been found for two decades on a beach at the commuter town, a fortnight ago a piece that was 10 times more radioative was found.

Following further finds on Saturday, 22 October, constituency MP, Gordon Brown, called for a meeting between SEPA and the Dalgety Bay Radiation Forum orginally scheduled for late November, to be brought forward in a matter of days.

The Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP said: “A further 33 sources were recovered from Dalgety Bay intertidal area on Saturday, 22 October which brings the total sources recovered by SEPA to 326 since September 2011.”

Mr Brown said: “I have asked SEPA to bring forward the meeting of the Dalgety Bay Radiation Forum from the 22nd November.”

Mr Brown has also written to NHS Fife to seek assurance that every precaution has been taken and to reassure local residents that there is no cancer threat in the area as a result of these latest development.

The meeting is set to be held on 7 November.