Kinder Morgan’s Human Health Risk Assessments

Submitted by: City of Burnaby

The evidence:

  • Human health risk assessments submitted by Kinder Morgan may underestimate risks to human health for several reasons, including:
    • Air dispersion models used in the application use possibly incorrect assumptions, and certain air pollutants are omitted from these models
    • Only consider people being exposed to spilled oil through inhalation of vapors, and not through other means (including direct contact, or eating oil-contaminated food)
    • Not considering human health risks from the construction of the project