Clean-up process to enhance the tourism of Dalgety Bay

Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

Dalgety BayDalgety Bay will soon to receive a major ‘tourism push’ as radiation clean-up process is done to finish. Once the pollution is removed, the place will become ‘more healthy and attractive place to live’ as admitted by the Agents for the Ministry of Defense.

Installation of geotextile membrane, replacing and reinforcing rock armor to identify and eliminate higher activity material are included in the planning application. Besides, existing jetty and slipways at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club reinstated.

To quote a planning statement from agents AECOM, ‘Once completed, the development will have a significant positive effect on the area; improving water and soil quality to create a more healthy and attractive place to live and spend time. Furthermore, the new slipway will improve the function of this adjacent sailing club, in turn creating the potential for increased tourism and recreation opportunities.’

World War II aircraft dials which were covered with glowing paint containing radium-226 has been blamed immensely. In 1950’s, those planes were broken and burned generating more than 3,000 radioactive particles on the beach, nearby garden area and sailing club located in Dalgety Bay over the last two decades. However, back in 2014, defense chiefs took up the responsibility of cleaning and tackling the pollution work which would cost an enormous sum of £10 million. The campaign was planned to be executed in phases which started last summer and finish by 2018.

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