Mossmorran flaring: Maintenance failures and wrong bolts fitted

SEPA has shone light on the maintenance failures which led to unscheduled flaring at Mossmorran last summer – an incident which saw a final written warning issued to petrochemical plant operators, Shell and Mossmorran. The environmental protection agency has provided a copy of the letter containing its findings which it sent to the company owners. …

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‘Baby steps’ on path to resolve issues at Mossmorran

A meeting to bring all Mossmorran’s key players, community groups and politicians together has been hailed as “largely positive”. The talks were hosted by Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Labour MP Lesley Laird and brought together politicians from across the political spectrum, community groups, operators ExxonMobil Chemical and Shell UK and health experts, as well as the …

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Final warning should mean just that, campaigners tell Mossmorran operators

The Scottish Government has been urged to strip Mossmorran of its operating licence if further environmental breaches are uncovered. The demand from the Scottish Greens comes amid calls from campaigners for an independent investigation to ensure proper protection for the community. Following an inquiry into prolonged flaring last June, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency has …

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Final warning letters issued to petrochemical companies over flaring

Two major petrochemical companies have been served with final warning notices over an unplanned flaring incident at a chemical plant. Black smoke was seen coming from the Mossmorran complex in Fife with nearby residents complaining of noise and vibration during the incident in June 2017. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) received 74 complaints. Following …

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Final warning letters issued over gas plant smoke

Smoke: NHS warned of health problems. by Paul Irvine Shell and ExxonMobil have been served with final warning letters after residents complained of unplanned “flaring” at a gas plant in Fife. Maintenance failures caused several days of flaring at the Mossmorran plant in June last year, with clouds of black smoke blowing over nearby homes. …

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