Friday, 18 May 2012

Radium contamination at RAF Kinloss

The recent  BBC report on radium contamination at RAF Kinloss was supported in part by research from Milcon Research and Consulting

In the report the MOD says "The MoD is committed to assessing land quality across the entire defence estate" this does nothing to address the issue of land that is no longer in MOD ownership. eg Dalgety Bay etc.

MOD is also quoted in the report as saying “This robust, proactive programme mirrors industry best practice,” whilst MOD is a member of Safegrounds  which promotes “Good practice guidance for the management of contaminated land on nuclear and defence sites”.  

I believe that MODs’ compliance with Safe Grounds “best practice” should be subject to independent audit and verification.

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