Tuesday July 11, 2017 



Pipeline News

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.


inder 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.

The purpose of the exercise is to confirm viable spill control points along the Coquihalla and Fraser Rivers and to refresh KML personnel on boom deployment and towing skills in a river environment. No oil or simulated product will be released in to the water during the exercise.

The exercise will occur Tuesday, July 11, between 1pm and 4pm, and Wednesday, July 12, between 8am and 4pm. During this time, the public may notice increased activity and presence of equipment on the Fraser River at and in the vicinity of 7 Avenue between Hazel Street and Wardle Street.


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.



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