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Environmental radiation

Radium at Dalgety Bay Beach

An area of the Fife coastline was contaminated following the disposal of aircraft parts containing Radium particles. The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency is the lead organisation concerning this issue. Please follow the Useful link below to the SEPA website for more information.

Dismantling of nuclear submarines at Rosyth Dockyard

For information on this please follow the Useful Link below for the SEPA website.

Radiation Monitoring

Fife Council runs two radiation monitors which monitor background gamma radiation.  This forms part of the Argus Project.  For information on this please follow the Useful Link below for the Argus Project website.

Radon Gas

Radon is a radioactive gas that is produced naturally in rock and soils. In Fife the levels are generally very low which means no special measures are needed to protect members of the public against radon gas build up inside buildings. Public Health England is the lead agency for this type of environmental radiation.  Their website provides information about radon gas in homes and the workplace.  Please follow the Useful Link below to their website.

Radioactive Substances – use, storage and disposal

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is responsible for regulating the use, storage and disposal of radioactive substances. Further information can be found by following the useful link below to their website.

Fife Council have a duty to provide public access to authorisations granted by SEPA under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993. Recent authorisations are listed below under Publications.


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