Regatta cancelled over contamination fears
Gary Fitzpatrick • Published 23 Aug 2012 14:30
THE beach contamination controversy at Dalgety Bay has now resulted in the local sailing club cancelling its regatta.
As the Press reported recently, the club is concerned about potential liability for claims over exposure to radioactive particles.
Part of the shore is cordoned off because of the contamination believed to have been the result of the dismantling of aircraft at Donibristle decades ago.
Club commodore Donald Adrain said, "It is with regret that Dalgety Bay Sailing Club is obliged to cancel its forthcoming regatta on the 8th and 9th September due to the issue the club faces with liability regards radium contamination within the confines of its grounds.
"We have exhausted every avenue and considered all possibilities in an attempt to remove the risks and issues however until the club can amend its current structure it leaves non-members attending the regatta exposed to liability and as such the club committee considers this unacceptable.
"On behalf of the club I do apologise to all members and non-members however hope you will appreciate and understand the difficult decision reached and do look forward to moving the club forwards in the near future having addressed the well reported issues the club currently faces."