In March, members of Indigenous Coast Salish nations built a traditional “Watch House” on Burnaby Mountain.
Known as “Kwekwecnewtxw” in the heqeminem language, it is a structure that has been used for millennia to protect their communities from danger.
Dangers like Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, tanker, and tank farm expansion.
From start to finish, Kinder Morgan’s project is a disaster for public health. Fire and explosion at an expanded and denser tank farm pose a particular hazard in and around Burnaby Mountain.
The Burnaby Fire Department and Simon Fraser University say inadequate assessment and planning has put thousands of people at risk. Some of the tank fire scenarios are considered “inextinguishable” by the local Fire Department. SFU is alarmed that the sole evacuation route would be closed in some disaster scenarios, trapping residents, staff, and students on Burnaby Mountain during an emergency situation.
But we can reduce these risks to public health risk by stopping the Kinder Morgan expansion.
Dogwood is hosting a “Teach-In on the Tank Farm” near the Watch House on Burnaby Mountain on the evening of May 22.
Teach-In at the Tank Farm – May 22, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Forest Grove Soccer Fields
Learn more about storing diluted bitumen at the tank farm and the public health impacts from the expansion overall. You’ll leave better equipped with information and tools to talk with decision-makers and neighbours about stopping the Kinder Morgan expansion to protect public health.
Any questions? Text Mike at 604-359-1801.
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