Enforcement for Scotgen after further dioxin breach

Troubled waste gasification plant has received an enforcement notice from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Scotgen’s waste gasification plant at Dargavel, near Dumfries, received an enforcement notice on 14 January after it failed to meet dioxin emission limits in October last year. It also failed to report monitoring results within the four-week period required in its pollution prevention and control permit.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) noted that monitoring on 17 October 2012 showed that dioxin and furan emissions to air were 0.14 nanograms per cubic metre, expressed as an international toxic equivalence factor (I-TEF). This exceeded its 0.1ng/m3 limit.

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