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Burning issue up for debate

chairman of largo area community council peter aitken and professor stuart hazeldine from edinburgh university

chairman of largo area community council peter aitken and professor stuart hazeldine from edinburgh university

A public meeting organised by Largo Area Community Council to discuss fracking and coal burning in Largo Bay was well attended on Friday evening.

The meeting, which took place in Montrave Hall, Lundin Links, attracted nearly 90 people, all eager to find out more about the controversial process.

Currently, Algy Cluff of Cluff Natural Resources has obtained a license from the Scottish Government to carry out Underground Coal Gassification (UGC)in the Firth of Forth at Largo Bay and Kincardine. However, no planning permission has been issued.

Professor Stuart Hazeldine, Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage from Edinburgh University attended the meeting to provide information about the processes, although Dr Richard Bates, Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences from St Andrews University was unable to attend.

Peter Aitken, chairman of Largo Area Community Council who hosted the meeting said: “Professor Hazeldine, explained the complex issues of fracking and coal burning to an enthusiastic audience.”

The meeting was attended by Councillors Elizabeth Riches and Tom Adams and representatives of Colinsburgh, Markinch and Leven Community Councils were also there.

Speaking on Monday, Councillor Tom Adams said he was very impressed with the turnout at Friday’s meeting.

“The meeting was very well attended with around 80 - 90 people there,” he said. “It was very informative and I think people have gone home with easier minds.

“I think people now know and understand the type of questions they need to be asking.”

Continuing discussion on the issue, Alfy Cluff will be coming to the Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC) in Methil on December 10 at 7.00 pm to address a meeting on the issue of coal burning under the Forth.”

 

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