"SEPA can confirm that odour complaints have been received this week and a SEPA officer confirmed offensive odour out with the site boundary on Tuesday afternoon, thought to be from the scalder units on site.
SEPA has been in regular contact with the site and can confirm that the works to install odour abatement on the emissions from the defeathering department (including the scalder units) are on track.
· The wet scrubber unit and associated equipment arrived on site yesterday and is in the process of being installed. It is expected that this work will be completed by the end of next week.
· There will then be a period of commissioning where it will be ensured that all infrastructure is correctly installed and the water flow and fan rates of abatement equipment are optimised.
During this time there is potential for odours to be released from the installation and commissioning operations, however these will be minimised and 2 Sisters Poultry Limited are aware that compliance with their PPC Permit must be ensured."
Local residents are hoping that the long-standing odour issues at the plant will soon be a thing of the past, although SEPA continues to advise members of the public to contact its Pollution Hotline on 0800 807060 if they are affected by odours from the site in order that the circumstances can be investigated.
Further information and discussion can be found on the 2 Sisters Pollution Watch Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2.sisters.coupar.angus.pollution.watch/.