Burnaby fire department’s assessment of Burnaby Mountain Terminal expansion
Submitted by: City of Burnaby
- 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.