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S5W-20266: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 29 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the levels of the pollutant, bisphenol A, are (a) at potential point sources such as landfill, sewage and paper sludge sites and (b) elsewhere in Scotland.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 14 December 2018

Data on Bisphenol A is not required to be routinely collected. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has, however, included BPA analysis of groundwater and fresh and marine surface waters alongside other substances routinely monitored for the purposes of the Water Framework Directive for a number of years at a range of locations across Scotland; and also holds a limited quantity of sewage and trade effluent data for BPA.

I will ask the SEPA’s Chief Executive to write to you with further details.