MOD gives millions for Fort George clean up

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The British Ministry of Defence is to pay £3.2million to decontaminate Derry’s Fort George.

Work on the former British army base - one of the key locations in Derry’s planned regeneration - stopped in 2009 when a number of decontaminants including zinc, lead , copper and nickel, were found on site.

Now Stormont’s Social Development minister Alex Attwood says the £3.2million will pave “ the way for the Fort George site to be redeveloped into a knowledge based centre for sciences and research activities, along with office accommodation and leisure use. “

Read more in Friday’s Derry Journal