Minister urged to demand answers from Mossmorran over flaring

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Controversial flaring at Mossmorran has been raised with Scotland’s environment minister.

Roseanne Cunningham has been urged to demand answers by Alex Rowley Mid Scotland and Fife MSP.

The Labour politician wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform after Fife Ethylene Plant flared after a fault occurred in a compressor.

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Operators, Fife Ethylene Plant, said this resulted in its safety systems isolating the machine and routing gas via the flare.

The part has been replaced and flaring has stopped. The plant has started an investigation into the root cause.

Mr Rowley, however, wants Ms Cunningham to step in.

In his letter to her, he said: “Is this plant safe? Why does it keep breaking down?

“The Scottish Government must intervene and demand the answers.

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“If it is not safe, and it keeps breaking as it does, it must close.

People are living in these communities with constant fear of Mossmorran and that has to be addressed now.”

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