REPORT: Rally to mark 6th Anniversary of the Westridge pipeline rupture

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Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE) organized a rally on July 24, 2013 to mark the 6th anniversary of the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline rupture on Inlet Drive, Burnaby. In that pipeline accident, 240,000 liters of crude oil was spilled, residents had to be evacuated, some required hospitalization, homes were covered by oil and some leaked into Burrard Inlet. 14 million has been spent on remediation but the area has not been totally cleaned to this day. The accident occurred because Kinder Morgan did not maintain an accurate map of the pipeline location and so a construction crew inadvertently ruptured the aging pipeline. The Kinder Morgan pipeline rupture was the worst so far in the Lower Mainland. Speakers Included Carleen Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Mary Hatch of BROKE, Pietro Calendino, Councilor, City of Burnaby and Kennedy Sewart, MP, Burnaby North.


Global News report of the rally.


Pietro Caledino, Burnaby City Council

Kennedy Stewart, MP Burnaby North

Carleen Thomas, Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Mary Hatch, BROKE

Westridge Rally July 24 in pictures

Colleen Thomas Mary Hatch
Kennedy Stewart, MP Burnaby North Pietro Calendinoh
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Westridge Rally Kinder Morgan Tanks and Berth
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