Mossmorran (Flaring)

– in the Scottish Parliament on 7th November 2019.

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Photo of Mr Mark Ruskell Mr Mark Ruskell Green

Last Friday, NHS Fife published a long-awaited report on the health impacts of flaring at Mossmorran. It said that flaring

“has not been acceptable and could plausibly affect health in the widest sense.”

Does the First Minister now believe that communities living in the shadow of Mossmorran should be compensated?

Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

We will always consider issues or suggestions like that. I certainly understand people’s concerns and anxieties about flaring. That is why the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has taken the issue so seriously and will continue to consider its options around enforcement action. Health impacts are of course very important, and we will consider the evidence that Mark Ruskell has mentioned carefully. We will do so in consultation with the local community, as we would always seek to do.