Mossmorran flaring health impact study published

NHS Fife has published a report on the health impacts of flaring at the Mossmorran plant.

The report, which investigates and assesses health-related claims with respect to the Mossmorran plant, is presented in three parts, firstly the report provides summaries both of recent public concerns expressed to SEPA as well as the work examining cancer incidence and/or mortality in the surrounding area. This is followed by a search and review of the literature, carried out by Health Protection Scotland (HPS), of the reported evidence of health impacts relating to flaring elsewhere. 

The report concluded that the “overall impact of flaring on people local to Mossmorran in recent years has not been acceptable and could plausibly affect health in the widest sense”.

NHS Fife have therefore recommended that “every reasonable effort to be made to reduce the frequency, duration and intensity of these events”. 

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