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BURNaby KM Tank Farm - TOXIC TOUR (and IntersACTION)

  • Intersection of Gaglardi and Burnaby Mountain Parkway Vancouver Canada (map)

Burnaby Burning Man Toxic Tour! Get your 3rd Degree burns at SFU!

WHAT: 
Federal and Provincial governments have all but ignored the life safety and health risks associated with the Kinder Morgan Tank Farm oil storage depot. By keeping quiet and not properly responding to the concerns of multiple experts and the community, they hope the issues will fade from view. 

Where exactly is the tank farm and what are the risks? Why have the Burnaby Fire Department, the Mayor of Burnaby, the President of SFU and so many others clearly stated that this project presents UNACCEPTABLE RISK to the community. 

Join the rally, the "IntersACTION" and "Tank Farm Toxic Tour" to see the issues for yourself and to RAISE YOUR VOICE demanding this project not proceed.

WHEN: Friday, March 24th, 2017, 1:30-4:00pm

WHERE: The intersection of Burnaby Mountain Parkway and Gaglardi Way. Unceded Coast Salish Territories.

HOW TO GET THERE:
By Bus from Vancouver: Take the 135 bus along Hastings Street from downtown Vancouver. Ask the bus driver to let you off at Burnaby Mountain Parkway and Centennial Way. Take the shuttle or walk up Burnaby Mountain Parkway 700m to the intersection with Gaglardi Way.

By Car from the West: Coming east to the end of Hastings Street take the right hand fork up Burnaby Mountain Parkway. Turn left on Centennial Way and park. Take the shuttle or walk 700m up Burnaby Mountain Parkway to the intersection with Gaglardi Way.

By Car from the East: Come up Gaglardi Way and turn left down Burnaby Mountain Parkway. Take the first right up Centennial Way and park. Take the shuttle or walk 700m up Burnaby Mountain Parkway to the intersection with Gaglardi Way.

Stay tuned to for more information about shuttles taking people to and from the site from SFU and nearest bus stops.

Here are a few QUOTES about the tank farm:
“We oppose the tank farm expansion on the basis that the risks to health and life safety are simply far too high. This project is completely unacceptable to the Fire Department” 
Chris Bowcock, Deputy Fire Chief, City of Burnaby Fire Department

“Any increase in risks to the health and safety of the SFU community resulting from this expansion is unacceptable to the University,” says Petter. “The risks identified in this report are significant and deeply concerning.” Andrew Petter, President of SFU.

“Dr. Vince’s analysis showed that if the tank farm was expanded to include 13 more storage tanks (for a total of 26), the annual risk of such a fire would be one in 2,000. ‘One in 2,000 sounds like a small chance, but it is much too high under the circumstances,...British authorities would not approve a proposal like Kinder Morgan’s that lies so close to a residential neighbourhood’“ Ivan Vince, a U.K.-based expert on tank-farm accidents quoted in Globe & Mail May 2015

From detailed reports and information regarding the tank farm risks, go to: www.350Vancouver.org/KMtankfarm

Stand up for Public Safety!

Brought to you by:
350Vancouver
BROKE - Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan
Climate Convergence