I worked there one summer while I was studying in 1984. That year they build a new factory close to the sea. The soil they digged up had different colours, and we talk clear red, blue and green colors. It really looked bad.. One of the old workers then told me, that the land we are standing on here was out in the sea when he started to work there many years ago.Køge kommune (and I presume Sun Chemical) want ro biild apartments etc at their site on the corner between Værftvej and Københavnsvej.
For Sun Chemical I think there is 2 reasons, No matter ud they sell the site to a new company they have to 1, clean up the site and 2, they have to pay their large share of the new dike around Køges shores.
They probably thinking that homes will be the easiest thing and most lucrative to sell because Køge lacks access to beach fronted property.
Now there will go some time with cleaning up the site as irs heavily polluted, som people that thinks they Now something makes its looks line its Cheminova part 2.
Claims that Barrels of chemicals gas been dug i to the sand has been disproved after they have searched the area.
But there is still some amount of pollution on site.
But while they are cleaning up the site Køge Kommune says that they priorities evolving Hastrup Øst and Herfølge Vest before they do something at Sun Chemical.
That is of course also after Køge Kyst and Køge Nord.
I have not heard about any scannings, and I have not seen the barrels with my own eyes, but the sand in 3 different colors within one meter down, I have seen !But didn't they scan the area a few years ago and find nothing.
A whistleblower told the municipality almost the same story as yours but as far as I recall they didn't find any evidence.
But I have also heard stories from the 50-60'ies about the water at the the beaches looking rather funny.