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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10738: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 14 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what guidance there is regarding air pollution arising from ash lagoons.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 30 August 2017

Ash lagoons on industrial sites such as Longannet are authorised through the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012. The license for Longannet set conditions requiring the operator to minimise the emission of dust to the atmosphere and to provide dust suppression water spraying equipment. The site specific measures for doing so are detailed in their management plan. This plan has been updated since the dust events of April/May 2017.

General guidance on Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012 and landfill regulation are available on SEPA’s website. https://www.sepa.org.uk/regulations/waste/landfill/#two