Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Dalgety Bay - an example of the internet empowering citizens
The recent revelations in the media concerning the radioactive contamination of the beach at Dalgety Bay may just provide the impetus to get something done to finally clear of the beach of contamination and to call the polluter to account.
MIlcon Research and Consulting played a key role in supporting the media through analysis of publically available information particularly documents published by SEPA on their website.
The example of Dalgety Bay demonstrates that public bodies can be now held to account by the empowerment of citizens through the use of the internet. Websites such as the “What do they Know” facilitate the use of both the FOI and EIR regulations by the citizen and ensure that information provided is publicly available.