‘We want to be good neighbours’: Mossmorran bosses on anger over flaring – Kingdom FM – Auto Republish

Saturday, November 17th, 2018 12:05am

Flaring at Mossmorran causes anger in nearby villages

Bosses at the Fife Ethylene plant at Mossmorran say they are trying to improve how they communicate with the local community.

People living in nearby villages have been angry at flaring from the plant, when excess gas is burnt off.

It causes a large flame over the site near Cowdenbeath, which people living nearby say causes sleep deprivation and breathing problems.

Flaring is the result of ‘process upsets’ according to management at the plant, who say that it is a last resort that also impacts on them financially.

But bosses have been criticised for not giving detailed enough information about why they’re flaring, and what’s causing it.

Sonya Bingham, plant manager for Exxonmobil, said that she understands the anger:


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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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