Commenting on the MoD’s response after the Dalgety Bay forum meeting and the subsequent press release from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said:
“It is deeply disappointing that that this situation has arisen as a result of inaction from the Ministry of Defence (MoD). I have urged the MoD on a number of occasions to take immediate action and come forward with credible plans to investigate the source of the contamination at Dalgety Bay. I would have expected the level of radioactivity to have impelled those responsible to do the right thing for the people of Dalgety Bay and clean up this mess.
“Despite not receiving a response from the MoD to my letter in October, I will write again to Mr Hammond seeking answers. I am keen to establish the precise nature of their commitment. The Scottish Government prefers that a voluntary approach is taken by the MoD.”