Safety was a priority for those in charge and they worked with the police to set up a cordon around the blast area.
The station was functional from 1965 to 2000 and used waste coal, gathered from nearby yields, to pump out 60 megawatts of electricity. However, the energy firm kept it as a back-up after production ceased.
Forth Ports owns the land on which the facility is situated and operates four more sites in the area, including Leith, Grangemouth and Rosyth. ScottishPower will vacate the Methil location next year when its lease finishes.
Posted by Richard Eden
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