Tuesday July 11, 2017
Don't Touch the Dial This is Only a Test
Kinder Morgan checks spill response on the Fraser at Hope
KML/Voice file photo
The Fraser River off of Ballam Road.
Morgan Canada Limited (KML) will be holding an emergency response exercise
on July 11 & 12, 2017 to practice equipment deployment on the Fraser River
at 7 Avenue and Wardle Street in Hope, BC.
To ensure the safety of the participants and the public, individuals in the vicinity of the exercise will be asked to follow directions of the on-site KML representative.
About the Exercise
The exercise will consist of land-based spill response training, setup and deployment of equipment followed by an on-water deployment on the Fraser and Coquihalla Rivers. KML-owned equipment and personnel will be used. Equipment will include containment boom and associated equipment, two response boats and an environment protection unit. Approximately 20-30 personnel, comprised of KML employees and contractors and District of Hope Fire Department, are expected to participate and assist in the exercise.
KML is required by its regulators to have an Emergency Management Program that anticipates, prevents, manages and mitigates conditions during the unlikely event of an emergency. Regular training and exercises are integral to KML’s safety and emergency preparedness program to ensure a quick and efficient response.