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'Contamination checks' at Forres housing estate

A housing estate in Forres built on the site of former Ministry of Defence land is to be checked for possible contamination.

The Ferryhill estate was built in the 1990s.

There was an oil storage facility based there and timber treatment work may have been carried out at the site when it was a sawmill.

Council officers say it's possible the area was contaminated. Households are being contacted about soil samples.

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