Thu 20 Feb, 2020

From those who have suffered light, noise and air pollution to those striking at the plant over its safety, this situation has significant health impact and the Scottish Government cannot wash its hands of the responsibility over the long-term future of one of Scotland’s biggest polluters Mark Ruskell

Scottish Greens have challenged Nicola Sturgeon to engage with the community impacted by the Fife gas plant at Mossmorran.

Scottish Green environment spokesperson Mark Ruskell raised the issue at First Minister’s Questions after agency staff walked out of Mossmorran yesterday citing health and safety concerns linked to recent flaring activity which has caused widespread pollution.

Environment agency SEPA has rated the site ‘poor’ in its latest report.

“The local community whose life has been made a misery by the flaring from this industrial relic deserve to be heard. Time and time again ministers have refused to meet with them, and they have refused to attend a meeting in Lochgelly on Friday.

“Nicola Sturgeon seemed to suggest it was for the regulator to talk to people, but that is unacceptable. From those who have suffered light, noise and air pollution to those striking at the plant over its safety, this situation has significant health impact and the Scottish Government cannot wash its hands of the responsibility over the long-term future of one of Scotland’s biggest polluters.”

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