Joint statement by James Glen (LoSW) & Dod Kinnell (LCC)

It has come to the attention of our group and Community Councillor Dod Kinnell, that a rumour is currently being spread throughout the local towns, by two renowned Lochgelly Community Councillors, regarding the Mossmorran complex.

The rumour that is being spread is as follows;

The Mossmorran facility was close to exploding during the period of unforeseen technical difficulties; at which point the bus companies were put on standby to provide transport to evacuate the local towns.

The military had also been put on alert to help with any evacuation procedures, and patrol the streets to protect local properties.

Additionally radioactive waste material is being brought in from Russia and is currently being flared off, and that is why James Glen and Dod Kinnell is seeking the Air Quality Monitoring Stations.

Our group ‘Loch of Shining Waters’ is denouncing the rumour and would like to make it clear that the rumour has absolutely nothing to do with our group. It is the opinion of our group that this rumour is not based on fact, and adds unnecessary stress and anxiety for residents, who may already have existing cause for concern regarding potential impacts from the Mossmorran Plant.

Lochgelly Community Councillor, Dod Kinnell is also denouncing the rumour and would like to make it known that this rumour is not part of any official statement made by the Lochgelly Community Council in their everyday business or connected to the Air Quality Monitoring campaign.

We are unsure why this rumour is being spread, and for what purpose, but we strongly feel that is highly inappropriate, unethical, and is needless scare mongering, which is not helpful to identifying and addressing any local concerns.

We will not publicly disclose the names of the two Community Councillors responsible for spreading this misinformation, but we would strongly advise that they cease and desist from misrepresenting the purpose of the Air Quality Monitoring Stations, which is being sought to monitor pollutants; Benzene and other Hydrocarbons, that are emitted from the Mossmorran complex.

If the two Community Councillors have any evidence to back-up their claims then we strongly feel this should be discussed at an emergency Community Council meeting so an official public comment can be made by the Community Council to keep residents informed.

Any official public statement by our group regarding the campaigns will be published online and/or in local media sources.

Likewise any official public statement regarding Air Quality Monitoring Stations will be published online and/or local media sources by the official spokesperson leading the campaign for the Lochgelly Community Council, Dod Kinnell.

This letter of complaint and disclaimer will be issued to the relevant local authoritative groups, corporations, and published online.

Air Quality Petition: Request for public comments and official statements should be addressed to Dod Kinnell (Lochgelly Community Councillor) on 01592 781 316

Mossmorran Perception Study: Request for public comments and official statements should be addressed to James Glen (Loch of Shining Waters) on 01592 782 150

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  1. Lochgelly community Development Forum

    October 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    We at the development forum have just read your latest posting We agree whole hearted that thees rumours must be stopped.


    • Lochgelly

      October 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you for commenting.

      Dod and James spoke with SEPA yesterday, and they confirmed that there is no waste material, and certainly no radioactive waste material being flared of by ExxonMobil during the recent shutdown, nor have they done so in the past.

      Flaring events only happen when there is a situation at the plant.


  2. Stormy

    October 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    You could not make this stuff up. This smacks of scaremongering with a hidden agenda, while upsetting some locals who might actually believe this rubbish! You give credit to it by publishing it and perpetuating it.


    • Lochgelly

      October 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      We did not want to publish this online but we have had a few inquiries from residents with great concerns over the rumours so we made it public so anyone else listening to the rumour will have additional information and hopefully dismiss the rumour.

      Mossmorran is a very complex issue, made even more complex by those that want to spread false information in the local community, yet cannot take the responsibility for themselves as being the source of the false information.


  3. Anne J. (L/gelly Resident)

    October 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I think you were right to publish a disclaimer. The two community councillors involved are actually spreading rumours and lies and should really be pulled up for it. One of the community councillors involved is already well known for spreading certain rumours reg the Moss, he’s been doing it for years. Also when they are actually spreading the rumours and then blaming it on others, well, it leaves you no choice but to issue a disclaimer.

    What on earth do they think they are doing?

    I would rather see this whole sorry mess being debated openly than watch these two troublemakers trying to stir things up behind the scenes. They have a bee in their bunnet and are trying to confuse the issues that some of us would like honestly asked and answered.

    I also respect your decision to not name and shame them, as a lot of us already know who they are. They really should know better!


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