Residents of a Scottish town were advised that there was no need to panic after an alarm sounded late Friday from a petrochemical factory.
At about 11:15 p.m., people in Grangemouth reported hearing an alarm. Tell them, according to Heart Scotland, to “stay in their homes,”
According to Scottish Green Party frontrunner Gillian Mackay, emergency services were on the scene investigating the cause of the warning, which triggered ‘a lot of concern’ among residents.
“She wrote on Twitter, “Unfortunately, it caused a lot of alarm. I hope there is a fast and comprehensive investigation into what happened.
Unfortunately, it caused a lot of concern. I hope that there would be a swift and comprehensive review of what happened. The least they deserve is a well-functioning alert system considering the pollution Grangemouth residents deal with on a daily basis. https://t.co/2bNjymtXADD
— January 2, 2021 Gillian Mackay (@Gillian Mac11)
“Given the pollution Grangemouth residents deal with on a daily basis, the least they deserve is a well-functioning warning system.”
Officials have since reported that a device malfunction at a petrochemical plant triggered the warning.
“A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said, “At about 11:15 p.m. The police received an alarm activation report at a petrochemical plant in Grangemouth on Friday, Jan. 1.
“Emergency services attended the scene and it was determined to be a system fault.”
“residents did not need to be alerted.”residents need not be alerted.