We have published the conclusions from two reports published by the University of Glasgow, as well as included the images below, which show the visible pollutants emitted from the Mossmorran plant this morning (10th September 2012). Thank you to the user for sharing the images with us and our members and visitors.
If you are concerned over any health impacts from the Fife Ethylene Plant, or the potential impacts on the Air Quality from the wind turbines interacting with pollutants from Mossmorran, please sign our petition, to have permanent Air Quality Monitoring Stations introduced into the local communities surrounding both developments.
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The velocity deficit downwind of the wind turbine influences the rate at which the plume propagates downwind, and results in an increase in the concentration of plume material (which may include pollutant gas and particulates) around the wind turbine…………environmental protection agencies are justified in their concerns regarding the placement of wind turbines near to industrial plants, and strongly suggests that the interaction between wind turbines and gas plumes should be investigated further in order to quantify clearly the risks associated with future strategies regarding the use of land near to industrial sites. 1
An acknowledged environmental concern is the effect of nearby wind turbines in modifying the dispersal of pollutants from industrial sites (plumes from flue stacks in particular)………Initial results show that even the dispersal of neutral plumes in idealised atmospheric conditions is influenced by the operation of wind turbines in close proximity. 2
The Lochgelly Community Council will be holding a public meeting at the Royal Oak Community Club on the 12th September at 7pm, please come along, raise your concerns and seek representation from our Community Councillors. If you cannot attend, but would like your issues raised, please leave a comment below, or contact us and we will raise the concerns on your behalf.
- Interaction of an Eulerian Flue Gas Flue Plume with Wind Turbines, Timothy M Fletcher and Richard E Brown, University of Glasgow, http://fifewindfarms.org.uk/wp-content/files/TMFLETCHERASME2010.pdf ↩
- Interaction of an Eulerian Flue Gas Plume with Wind Turbines – A Computational Study, Dr Tim Fletcher, Professor Richard Brown, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow, http://www.admlc.org.uk/documents/Pres_8.pdf ↩