Thursday, July 26, 2007
Crews clean up after oil geyser near Vancouver
The oil geyser left trees, yards and construction equipment coated in thick black goo. There were no injuries, but Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said officials were concerned about the long-term environmental impact.
Corrigan also said a map given to the road repair crew by Kinder Morgan may have had incorrect information on the line's location, but a company official denied that to local media.
"This is an unusual situation in which obviously things went very very wrong," Corrigan told reporters.
The broken line links Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline system with Westridge Marine Terminal, where crude oil is shipped to overseas markets and aviation fuel for Vancouver International Airport is received.
An airport official said the pipeline used to ship aviation fuel was not affected by the accident."
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