School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Aberdeen beach images

In March 2007, I made a visit to FootDee beach, with a meter to detect radiation from Beta and Gamma particles.

This image shows the Google Earth image of the harbour area , with the approximate location of the discharge pipe, and location of the polluted sand

This image shows the beach zoomed closer in , with the places marked on where activity was measured to be above background.
The surface pollution is concentrated along the high water mark, directly beneath the sea defences
Of that, the most polluted part is in the corner, just north of the steps leading down from the playpark