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Metro Vancouver Responds to Odour Complaints, Issues Air Quality Bulletin Related to Burnaby Refinery IncidentMetro Vancouver Responds to Odour Complaints, Issues Air Quality Bulletin Related to Burnaby Refinery Incident<div class="ExternalClass90E8CFA6C91040FD9554FA30ED81B698"><p>This morning, Metro Vancouver was advised of an incident taking place at Parkland Refining in Burnaby, which resulted in a strong chemical odour being reported in some areas of the region.<br></p><p>Environmental regulation and enforcement officers are on site assessing the situation and collecting information. Since the event started, Metro Vancouver has received more than 100 odour complaints from Vancouve​r and Burnaby.</p><p>Metro Vancouver is responsible for issuing air emissions permits within the region, and assessing whether our requirements and bylaws are being met. Parkland Refining holds a valid air quality permit with Metro Vancouver, and officers are assessing compliance with that permit, which will be an ongoing process.</p><p>Metro Vancouver has issued an <a href="/media-room/media-release/830">Air Quality Bulletin​</a> applicable to the Northwest and Northeast portions of the region. If members of the public smell the odour in their area, they can move inside if they are outdoors, and close windows, doors, and air intakes to reduce their exposure to the odour. People with chronic underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, asthma, and/or diabetes or are sensitive to fine particulate air pollution, you may wish to reduce your outdoor physical activity until this bulletin is lifted. Anyone experiencing symptoms such as chest discomfort, shortness of breath, or wheezing, limit physical activity and seek prompt medical attention. Call 9-1-1 in the case of an emergency.</p><p>We will continue monitoring this incident until it is resolved.<br></p></div>1/21/2024 8:00:00 AM, PDFMetro Vancouver Media Relationsmedia@metrovancouver.org604-451-6107

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