Fife chemical plant shut down following gas leak

Fife chemical plant shut down following gas leak

A “complete shutdown” of a Fife chemical plant was under way on Friday following a small gas leak. The incident happened around 3pm at Mossmorran by Cowdenbeath and emergency flaring will take place over the next 48-72 hours to allow the ageing plant to restart safely. SEPA said it will continue to liaise with ExxonMobil […]

Flaring event at Mossmorran – Statement 1 from ExxonMobil

Flaring event at Mossmorran – Statement 1 from ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Chemical would like to inform the local community that we are currently managing a plant upset at the Fife Ethylene Plant at Mossmorran. All relevant authorities have been informed and are assisting us in managing the situation. In order to do this we will progress a controlled equipment shutdown from 16.30hrs. on Friday 27th […]

Mossmorran ‘sorry’ as plant problems flare up again for families

Mossmorran ‘sorry’ as plant problems flare up again for families

SITE operators at Mossmorran have apologised to the public as local politicians call for a probe into another incident of prolonged flaring at the plant last weekend. A gas leak last Friday prompted ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd, operators of Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP), near Cowdenbeath, to flare as a safety precaution. It is the third incident […]

Ewing queries SEPA chief on flaring comments

Ewing queries SEPA chief on flaring comments

COWDENBEATH MSP, Annabelle Ewing, has asked SEPA’s Chief Executive why monitoring of the Fife Ethylene Plant did not swing into action on Friday October 27 as flaring got underway. Ms Ewing, received a reply from her letter to Terry A’Hearn, Chief Executive of SEPA, regarding the recent flaring incident at ExxonMobil’s Mossmorran Fife Ethylene Plant. […]

Mossmorran Action Group responds to Sepa and MSP Alex Rowley

Mossmorran Action Group responds to Sepa and MSP Alex Rowley

“Sepa has a statutory responsibility to investigate and fine companies that breach their license permits. In order to safeguard any action it might take against the operators from legal challenge, Sepa is obliged to build as robust a case as possible against ExxonMobil and Shell. If Sepa were to release the report before investigations are […]

Luxurious gifts from ExxonMobil enjoyed by NHS Fife executives

Luxurious gifts from ExxonMobil enjoyed by NHS Fife executives

A response to a Freedom of Information request has revealed that NHS Fife representatives have enjoyed corporate largess from ExxonMobil while residents have ongoing concerns over the corporation’s impact on local health. Board member, Richard Innes from the Mossmorran Action Group requested details of all gifts and corporate hospitality offered or accepted to the Fife […]

Report on Mossmorran flaring to be kept from public

Report on Mossmorran flaring to be kept from public

Full findings of an investigation into flaring at Fife Ethylene Plant will not be made public. Environment agency SEPA is examining recent incidents of flaring and black smoke at the chemical plant at Mossmorran, which frightened people living nearby and prompted scores of complaints. However, it has confirmed no report will be issued to avoid […]

Decision Case Study: United Kingdom, Mossmorran-Braefoot Bay

Decision Case Study: United Kingdom, Mossmorran-Braefoot Bay

Economic, environmental and safety considerations inevitably arise in siting decisions for any large scale energy, chemical handling or production facility. Ths report represents a review of selected aspects of the decision and approval process involved in the siting of liquefied energy gas facilities at Mossmorran and Braefoot Bay in Fife, Scotland. Consideration is given to […]

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

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 […]

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).

Contact

  • 6 Ballingry Street, Lochgelly, KY5 9NW
  • Mail : info@mossmorran.org.uk

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  • Mob.: 07749 902 934
  • Tel.: 01333 720 378
  • Mail : press@mossmorran.org.uk

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