Top endangered rivers in BC – Fraser #1!

Dangers from LNG tankers, Jet Fuel and Coal to the River

LNG Tankers……Risk of fire

THE FIRE
1. LNG immediately begins to evaporate when it spills. A vapor cloud forms and grows, and you hope there’s no spark. Even with a spark, only the cloud’s edges, where 5 to 15 percent of the air is LNG, can ignite. Yet if that part catches fire, the whole thing burns.

2. In an attack, a spark would probably be present as the LNG began to spill, so a fire would start right away. Because the LNG hits the water faster than it all can evaporate, it would form a pool on top of the water. As more spilled, the pool — and the fire — would grow.

3. The LNG would continue feeding the blaze (imagine the fire being attached to the pool) until all the fuel evaporated and burned off, which could take anywhere from three to forty minutes. By then, anything within reach could have ignited and set off other fires.

Pipeline river fire in Moscow
Pipeline river fire in Moscow

fire from oil pipeline on the Moscow River.

Oil spill fire on the river
Oil spill fire on the river

 

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