Up to 90 per cent of Burrard Inlet oil spill would reach shoreline in hours: report

Vancouver Sun

Metro Vancouver will send a letter to the National Energy Board stating its concerns about the potential effects of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on the region’s assets, infrastructure and environment.

The move coincided with the release of an independent oil spill study that suggests up to 90 per cent of the oil from a major oil tanker spill in the Burrard Inlet would reach the shoreline within 48 hours. …

“If you look to the future and try to see what this province is going to look like in 10 years you only have to look to the Massey Bridge to realize industrialization on the Fraser River is going to be much increased over the coming years,” Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said. “This has to be far wider (issue) than the Burrard Inlet because we have our own set of issues whether its LNG or jet fuel coming up and down that river in vast quantities.” …

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