Why it's taking 20 years to clean up one of Scotland’s most polluted industrial sites

Parts of southern Glasgow and Rutherglen are seriously contaminated with historic industrial waste. Gareth Simkins looks into why it is taking so long to tackle.

A new phase of work to remediate part of a former chromate factory on the outskirts of Glasgow is to begin in May, though cleaning up the whole site is set to cost almost £100m.

J & J White’s was notorious even before its polluting legacy came to prominence. The caustic air inside the chromate factory on the southern bank of the river Clyde in Shawfield, Rutherglen, destroyed the eardrums and nasal septums of its workers.

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