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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-01038: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 17 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding whether dust clouds from the Valleyfield ash lagoons have exposed communities in West Fife to hazardous pollutants.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 25 May 2017

In addition to taking enforcement act to ensure ash spread was stopped, SEPA undertook additional environmental monitoring which was shared with Health Protection Scotland (HPS). On the basis of analysis undertaken by HPS, NHS Fife were able to provide reassurance to the public that there is no evidence that the composition or concentration of the ash cloud presents a significant risk to public health.