fire crew returning from slave lake

Fire crew returning from Slave Lake fire in Alberta

File Photo KDG


There were some Kinder Morgan people this week looking for locations to do a spill drill for May.” we are looking for a location for a command area for about a hundred and fifty people” and were not sure where on the line to have the drill yet.
With maps draped across the back of a white pickup box in the Arena parking lot. The three planners were receptive to the suggestion that the airport had a Fire base forestry training center and the local search and rescue kept a mobile command vehicle there. “They are involved in this: Search and Rescue.

Pig catcher for pipeline, .File photo KDG

Pig catcher for pipeline, .File photo KDG

Editors note: The existing pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby runs by the North end of the local airstrip now and has a good safety record. ” we found some spills with our smart pig in the past. The device found anomalies in the pipe and we found moistened soil when we responded to it”

The company has an application before the National Energy Board at this time that has been delayed by the incoming government by a further 6 months.

There is no confirmation that any drill has been planned at this writing. There is however a call for the other pipeline in the area. The call is for contractors to supply work on Spectra Energy’s Natural Gas line (existing). The info meeting is on February 24th, and is advertised in the Merritt Herald.

On this Day: February 19th 2006
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