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Excavation work begins on Dalgety Bay radiation

Patrick McGuireThompsons Solicitors has set up a free advice line in response to concerns over radioactive waste found on a Fife beach. Work has started this week to excavate the waste which was first discovered 20 years ago on a beach in Dalgety Bay.

Thompsons are experts in dealing with cancer cases and have expressed concern over the dangers posed by the radiation, believed to be from radium paint used to coat aircraft instruments later dumped in the area. Partner Patrick McGuire said: “The discovery of radiation on a popular beach must be causing considerable anxiety for local residents and people who regularly use the beach. It has taken 20 years for work to begin on removing the substance and the simple truth is the damage which may already have been caused is unknown.”

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency estimates the work to dig up the 90 pits will take around three weeks after which it will have a clearer picture of the magnitude of the levels of contamination.

Patrick McGuire added:There will be a huge number of people worried about their health and the health of their families as a result of exposure to the radiation. While we would hope the problems will be negligible we can’t pretend the risk of cancer isn’t there.

Launching a legal advice line is not about scaremongering it’s about offering practical help to people who need it.”

Thompsons has launched a free advice line for anyone who wishes to find out about their legal rights or believes they have a compensation claim as a result of the radiation.

If anyone has any concerns they can call Thompsons free on 08000 810 070 for advice on their legal rights.

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