Thanks for your question Jerry.
Woodfibre will not use the flare on a regular basis, but instead on only rare occasions such as: testing and start-up when the plant first comes into operation; in some cases for routine maintenance; and following an unscheduled event like a significant power loss or emergency.
In fact, the plant will be flaring less than 3 per cent of the time.
With regard to the potential impact on human health, we’ve conducted a detailed risk assessment that quantifies potential health risks associated with the Project, such as air emissions. That assessment shows that the Project will have negligible or not significant residual effects to human health.
For more information, see Section 5.2 Atmospheric Environment (Air Quality) and Section 5.3 Greenhouse Gas Management of our Environmental Assessment Certificate application.