Burnaby Fire and Rescue is demanding the proponent behind the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion proposal release its fire protection and emergency response plans.
Fire Chief Doug McDonald says the department doesn’t have enough resources to battle a major fire event at Kinder Morgan’s tank farm on Burnaby Mountain while evacuating nearby residents.
“I think we just want to know what their plans are, their plans don’t have much detail, alot of the answers to the questions will be a future report provides, so we just don’t know the impacts that they’re expecting, so we’re just hoping they would share that information, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to come forward any time soon.”
McDonald is concerned the density at the tank farm will increase from 13 to a total of 26 tanks bringing the volume to around 5.6 million barrels of oil.
The City of Burnaby and the Fire Department are staunchly opposed to the project.