Children wet their beds in terror as unplanned flare from Fife chemical plant shook homes and burst flames into night sky

CHILDREN were so disturbed by flaring at a Fife chemical plant that they wet their beds in terror.

One boy woke up believing his illuminated bedroom was on fire like scenes he had watched on the news of Grenfell Tower.

He was so frightened he has slept with his parents since the incident a month ago.

Councillor Mary Lockhart said she had heard three reports of bed wetting among local children as a result of the nine days of unplanned flaring at Fife Ethylene Plant at Mossmorran.

Although assurances have been offered over the years about air quality and pollution levels from the plant near Cowdenbeath, she said it was time that the social impact and effect on mental health was assessed.

Ms Lockhart said she found the stories she had heard of children wetting the bed “very upsetting”.

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Resident-led action group seeking redress from the long-term social, health and environmental impacts from the Mossmorran facilities in Central Fife operated by ExxonMobil (Fife Ethylene Plant) and Shell (Fife NGL).


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