News from Kamloops

May 12, 2014

Kinder Morgan Emergency Exercise Takes Over Pioneer Park

Kamloops, B.C. – Kinder Morgan Canada, the operator of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, will be conducting pipeline emergency response training at Pioneer Park on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. This training ensures that all personnel involved in the pipeline operation are adequately equipped to respond efficiently in the unlikely event of a spill.

Between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm, Kinder Morgan will be using the boat launch area, most of the beach, parking and picnic areas at Pioneer Park. The event scenario will be a simulated oil spill in the South Thompson River (no actual product will be spilled). The participants will be trained to equipment deployment tactics for cleaning up and capturing free oil on a river surface.

The anticipated involvement is approximately 75 people, with Kinder Morgan staff, local official, media, emergency planners, first responders and First Nations representatives. There will be a flagging crew available to coordinate the public into the park.

The Trans Mountain pipeline travels through Kamloops with a total length of 32,350 km.

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Media Contact:
Shawn Cook, Park Operations Supervisor
City of Kamloops
250-828-3695
scook@kamloops.ca