Westridge resident shares her experience with the Trans Mountain 2007 oil spill

On July 24, 2007, Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline ruptured, spilling more than 200,000 litres of heavy crude in the Westridge neighbourhood of Burnaby, B.C.

SFU business professor Karen Ruckman’s family home was just down the street. She shares their experience with the spill:

“It’s affected us on a number of different levels, in terms of how we feel about our government putting us at risk, but also in terms of lingering doubts about our own health, in particular for my son, who is now about to turn 11 years old this summer… I was 34 weeks pregnant with him.”

Deeper reading:
NEB letter of comment, Karen Ruckman
The day oil rained down on Burnaby, Burnaby Now