A local community group from Lochgelly has been in discussions with individuals, voluntary groups, Fife Council and SEPA to establish an independent citizen-led Mossmorran Action Group.
James Glen from Loch of Shining Waters says:
“Our board members have been working with individuals in Auchtertool and Lochgelly, and reaching out to residents in the Cowdenbeath and Lumphinnans area to form an action group to better represent residents and seek redress for some of the long-term negative impacts caused by operations at Mossmorran.
Some within our communities are concerned that councillors are inert on this major issue, and feel that the corporations have run roughshod over our local communities for years.
ExxonMobil deny there are any health impacts, yet offer no definitive study to back-up their claims. The corporation and some of our elected apologists focus solely on air quality impacts and ignore the immediate and measurable impacts from the noise, vibration and light pollution that residents are forced to endure with little respite and no compensation.”
George Kinnell treasurer of Shining Waters says:
“Mossmorran is an aging facility well-past its expiry date so it is no surprise that we are again in the midst of a major “process upset” or extended period of emergency flaring.”