A full investigation has been launched into flaring at a Fife chemical plant after scores of complaints. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has branded last week’s episode at the Mossmorran complex “a prolonged and unsatisfactory situation” and pledged to consider if any further controls should be imposed on operators Shell and ExxonMobil. It will […]
NHS Fife has called for action on the flaring from Mossmorran amid health concerns from the plumes of thick black smoke that emanated from the plant on Sunday. The health board convened a meeting with Health Protection Scotland, SEPA and Fife Council to agree a plan in light of the prolonged flaring from the ExxonMobil […]
An independent investigation into the air quality near a Fife chemical plant has been demanded in the wake of recent flaring. Cowdenbeath councillor Darren Watt insisted an inquiry and a full public consultation were both needed after nine days of disruption caused by aggressive flames and clouds of black smoke belching from the Fife Ethylene […]
Residents have been raising concerns about large flames and smoke coming from the Mossmorran Petrochemical Plant last night. People living in Kelty, Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly say they fear the an incident could be damaging to their health. Black smoke could be seen for miles yesterday evening, with some claiming they could smell burning throughout the […]
Photographs by Teilah Guyan captured on 18 June 2017
Shell and ExxonMobil flaring with black emissions from the Shell operated Fife NGL plant. Earlier in the day, ExxonMobil emitted black smoke at the Fife Ethylene Plant.
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 […]
The owners of the Mossmorran plant at Cowdenbeath have apologised after residents complained of noise and disruption from unexpected flaring. The process, whereby natural gas that cannot be processed or sold is burned off, had begun on Monday morning without the normal prior notification given to communities living within the plant’s vicinity. One concerned resident […]