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Just 9 miles from Edinburgh sits a fantastic coastal city that has a tremendous seashores, nevertheless it has a bizarre historical past of being probably the most “radioactive” city within the UK.

Developed in 1962 Dalgety Bay is a reasonably new small coastal city in Fife, positioned on the coast between Inverkeithing and Aberdour.

With a blended combine of contemporary and older type housing there’s all the time a requirement for residences as many individuals journey to and from Edinburgh to Dalgety Bay.

The Scottish city additionally has a railway station for trains to Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy, Inverkeithing and Perth. There can also be a daily bus community giving quick access to guests.

There are plenty of traditionally essential buildings together with St Bridget’s, a particular former parish church, in addition to a number of notable towers and mansions.

However, the city has an fascinating historical past. The shoreline of Dalgety Bay was contaminated with radioactive materials from scrapped World War Two plane. This meant that individuals had been banned from accessing the bay between 2011 and 2023.

The city was a base for the Royal Air Force and was the positioning of a significant plane restore yard. Much of the economic property on the north of the city is constructed on the runway of the airfield.

Overall, it’s estimated that greater than 12,000 radioactive particles have been faraway from the Dalgety Bay shoreline since 1990.

The particles had been first found throughout routine monitoring, they pose a low danger to public well being.

The radioactive particles had been first found throughout routine monitoring, they pose a low danger to public well being.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) started the clean-up in 2020 however was hit by delays and it started the next 12 months. The largest particles was contained inside the headland at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club.

To take away all of the hazardous materials, a crew of engineers sifted by tonnes of sand and soil from the entire seaside. Work was paused between October and April annually to guard overwintering birds.

The undertaking was final reported to have value £10.5m.