Balfour Beatty features in Chemistry World discussing the removal of radioactive particles at Dalgety Bay

26 September 2023


Liam Browne, Balfour Beatty Project Manager, has featured in Chemistry World discussing Balfour Beatty’s role in the two year operation to remove radioactive particles from the foreshore at Dalgety Bay in Fife, Scotland.

In the article, Liam highlights the scale of the operation, providing insight into the unique challenges posed by the project and how Balfour Beatty successfully restored safe and unrestricted access to Dalgety Bay for the local community for the first time in more than a decade.

Commenting on the successful completion of the complex project, Liam said: “Now cleaned, the headland has been covered in a layer of geotextile – like a tightly woven carpet – and rock armour to prevent further radioactive material being exposed by tidal erosion.”

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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group with over 25,000 employees driving the delivery of powerful new solutions, shaping thinking, creating skylines and inspiring a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow.
  • We finance, develop, build, maintain and operate the increasingly complex and critical infrastructure that supports national economies and deliver projects at the heart of local communities.
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  • Balfour Beatty has been operating in Scotland for over a century. Today, the company employs 2,000 people across Scotland and works with a supply chain that includes a substantial proportion of local businesses.
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Dalgety Bay in Fife, Scotland