Ineos black cloud sparks concern in Grangemouth

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This picture shows the cloud of fumes seen belching from Ineos’ Grangemouth plant this afternoon, captured by a concerned Falkirk Herald reader.

She questioned whether the volume of pollution shown was normal, and posted a video on social media which clearly shows the extent of the emission.

The fumes have been pouring from two of the plant’s chimneys for at least an hour and a half.

It has been speculated the emission is a regular event used to burn off excess fuel, but that has not been confirmed.

Nobody was available at Ineos Grangemouth to answer our enquiry - we will provide more information as it becomes available.