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Central Fife Times – Lochgelly residents want protection from ‘excessive’ noise

LOCHGELLY residents are demanding action after claims they’re facing “unacceptable” noise levels.

Community campaigner James Glen said the Scottish Environment Protection Agency had “dragged its feet” after it found and failed to act on volumes in 2014 that repeatedly breached World Health Organisation guidelines.

He said: “We know people in Lochgelly are being exposed to excessive noise, but Sepa has been powerless to act because it doesn’t know who the culprit is.”

And Mr Glen urged the environmental watchdog to monitor the petrochemical plant at Mossmorran amid claims of excessive industrial noise levels from daily plant operations and recent flaring events.

The former chair of Lochgelly Community Council said: “The recent planned and unplanned flaring exacerbates the noise problems residents face.

Read More: http://www.centralfifetimes.com/news/14758269.Lochgelly_residents_want_protection_from___39_excessive__39__noise/

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