Tuesday, 12 January 2010

In October OPEN learned of the extensive radioactive contamination uncovered across the London Olympic 2012 site during 2.5 million cu. metres of earthmoving and landscaping works. The regulatory authorities - the Environment Agency and local Council's - have left it to the Olympic Delivery Authority to manage the risks by means of conditions attached to planning permissions. But extensive stockpiling and burials of radioactive materials have been carried out without any planning permission at all. OPEN appealed for funds to commission an independent report - and the expert's conclusions now received are shocking. We hope that all will be revealed this forthcoming year.