Local MSP Bruce Crawford was alerted to dust pollution in the Cowie area on Friday (4th May).


It is understood that SEPA received complaints and officers had discussed the matter with Norbord Europe Ltd who had advised of activity that led to the dust being released.


Mr Crawford wrote an urgent letter to the Chief Executive of SEPA, asking for confirmation that there is now no risk to public health and to be updated on measures being taken to prevent such an incident from happening again.


Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:


“The pollution caused by dust will have been very concerning for residents in Cowie and I am pleased that SEPA acted quickly to get to what appears to be the source of the issue.


“That said, many residents will want assurances that the air in their community is safe and that correct measures are being taken to prevent this sort of thing happening again.


“I have written to the Chief Executive of SEPA on this issue as a matter of urgency and look forward to his reply.”

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