Research and analysis

Radium contamination in the area around Dalgety Bay

COMARE’s 15th report: review of the cancer incidence, radium contamination and potential health risk at Dalgety Bay.


COMARE 15th report


In this report, the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) presents a comprehensive review of the radium contamination in the area around Dalgety Bay. This report covers the history of the site, the type and extent of the contamination, the recent investigations and the cancer epidemiology for the area. The report also considers the implications for other similarly contaminated sites.

Published 19 May 2014