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Grangemouth warning system test this afternoon

Grangemouth’s petrochemical plant will test its warning system this afternoon.

Alarms will go off at 2:30pm – broadcasting warning tones and verbal instructions.

Local residents are being told not to worry – and they won’t need to take any action.

It’s part of regular testing of the site’s community warning systems.

Grangemouth Industrial Complex’s Major Incident Control Committee (MICC) chairman Derek Brown said:

“The Warning system is how MICC would alert the public in the unlikely event of a major incident at any one of the operator’s facilities within the Grangemouth area.

“Throughout the year, MICC member companies in Grangemouth also work with the emergency services and Falkirk Council to train and exercise our staff to ensure we are fully equipped to deal with a wide range of different scenarios.

“We encourage everyone in the Grangemouth community to ensure that they know what to do should an emergency happen.”

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