best way to ensure safety and protect the environment is to
plan ahead for potential emergencies that could happen during
construction and operation.
Plans for preparation and response to emergencies will be
developed in cooperation with communities that might be affected
and the applicable regulatory agencies.
Emergency procedures will be developed with the appropriate
authorities and emergency services. These will address potential
impacts on services in the communities. The emergency response
plan will include ways to:
- Avoid situations that might threaten the safety of people
or property or harm the environment.
- Reduce harm that might occur in these situations
The primary objective will always be to prevent emegencies
from happening through effective training and awareness of
proper processes and procedures to follow. In the event of
an emergency, Imperial Oil as operator of the proposed Mackenzie
Gas Project, will respond effectively.
To accomplish this, Imperial will:
- Initiate appropriate response measures immediately when
then company is associated, or likely to be associated,
with an emergency and will take all reasonable measures
to protect the public's welfare and the environment
- Manage risks, inherent in all construction activities
and operations, to minize releases,spills and other product-related
- Ensure that all employees accept responsibility to take
reasonable precautions to prevent spills and product-related
emergencies from occuring
- Continue to work with industry associates and government
agencies to develop and maintain emergency response programs
During the construction and operations phases of the Mackenzie
Gas Project, a number of specific emergency response situations
have been identified.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Evacuation of people
- Injury or Fatality
- Pipeline Rupture
- Fire and Explosion
- Threats (including Intruders, Bomb or Suspicious
- Complaints (Odour, Flare, Noise)
- Natural Gas Liquid Release (NGL)
- Fire Fighting (Grass, Timber)
- Transportation of Dangerous goods (TDG)
- Waste Management
- Search and Rescue
- Extended Utility Outage
- Natural Distaster
Detailed procedures for all of the above emergency types
will be available before construction begins.
See also Safety
and Environment and Environmental
Studies for more information.
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