Valleyfield Ash Lagoons Pollution of West Fife Villages
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Valleyfield Ash Lagoons owned by Scottish Power, situated on the banks of the River Forth have now been drained of water since the closure of Longannet Power Station. Since this has happened the Ash Lagoons have become bone dry resulting in TOXIC FLY ASH ( all fly ash includes substantial amounts of silicon dioxide (SiO2) (both amorphous and crystalline), aluminium oxide (Al2O3) and calcium oxide (CaO), the main mineral compounds in coal-bearing rock strata. Constituents depend upon the specific coal bed makeup but may include one or more of the following elements or substances found in trace concentrations (up to hundreds ppm): arsenic, beryllium, boron, cadmium, chromium, hexavalent chromium, cobalt, lead, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, selenium, strontium, thallium, and vanadium, along with very small concentrations of dioxins and PAH compounds) being blown over High Valleyfield, Newmills, Torryburn, Culross, Low Valleyfield and as far as Kincardine, Blairhall, Crombie Bo'ness Rosyth and god knows where else. After banging our heads against a brick wall for the last 3 weeks the villagers now need to take the matter into our own hands and sign this petition. SEPA and Scottish Power have told us they are "doing all they can" but it's obviously not enough. I have kids and elderly family and friends who live here and we cannot just up sticks until it is resolved, we have to put up with it. Locals with breathing problems have even worse problems now and we can't hang washing out, the schools are keeping the kids indoors, windows and cars are covered in this stuff. My Auntie hadn't used her inhaler for months up until 3 weeks ago now she can't get a breath and she's scared to leave the house now. All this is not acceptable. Please sign and share this with as many people as you can until the powers that be are finally involved and hopefully then Scottish Power, SEPA, Fife Council and the Government will be held responsible for this atrocity.
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