Clean-up of radioactive beach to start next year, says MoD

A clean-up operation to deal with radioactive contamination on the beach at Dalgety Bay in Fife will begin next year - two years after the project was originally intended to be completed - the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed.

The stretch of coastline is contaminated with radium-226 particles from aircraft instrument panels, thought to have been dumped there after WW2.

The MoD had previously said it expected the clean-up would have been completed by the end of 2018, with a plan that would involve nearly 30,000 tonnes of rock armour - delivered by barge - being installed at the foreshore.

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