Burnaby fire department’s assessment of Burnaby Mountain Terminal expansion

Submitted by: City of Burnaby

The evidence:

  • The proposed expansion of Burnaby Mountain Terminal would reduce the safety and effectiveness of emergency response workers, and impact the evacuation of employees and nearby residents in an emergency.
  • Building more storage tanks at the Terminal increases the risk of fires spreading between tanks, increasing the risk of toxic smoke discharge and flammable gas outfalls into the surrounding community.
  • The lack of proposed site wide upgrades to containment systems creates risk of crude oil release from a seismic event.