Pipeline problems documented

There have been a few ‘incidents’ on Kinder Morgan’s Anchor Loop Project, one of which occurred in the early 1970s south of Merritt

Re: Mark Walker’s May 17 column “Pipeline policy reveals shift in NDP’s support”, and his comment that “There has never been an ‘environmental’ incident on any of these pipelines.”

In my July 2006 submission to the National Energy Board re Kinder Morgan’s Anchor Loop Project, I provided a history of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. There have been a few ‘incidents’ on that oil pipeline, one of which occurred in the early 1970s south of Merritt, where the oil pipeline was ruptured by a landslide caused by clear-cut logging.

The incident was detailed in the B.C. Supreme Court between Trans Mountain Pipeline Company and Nicola Valley Sawmills. Our report, and our lengthy chronology, is available on our website: http://www.bctwa.org/NEBSubmission-July10-06.pdf, http://www.bctwa.org/NEBSubmission-July10-06-AppA.pdf.

Will Koop, co-ordinator

 

B.C. Tap Water Alliance