Recent odour issues reported in the Falkirk area

  19 February 2013

Kath McDowall, Senior Environment Protection Officer at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), said:

Following a mechanical failure of the gas extractor at the West Carron Landfill site, a high number of complaints had been received regarding a gas odour in the Falkirk area.

"SEPA officers investigated the site yesterday (Wednesday 19th February) and work to repair the extractor was carried out by the operator and completed later that day. On further assessment by SEPA officers, the odours from the landfill site had ceased.”