Community offering slate of events around the 25th anniversary of Bellingham's Olympic Pipeline Explosion

On June 10, 1999, Bellingham's Olympic pipeline ruptured and spilled 250,000 gallons of gasoline into Whatcom Creek which then ignited and killed Stephen Tsiorvas, Liam Wood and Wade King, the namesake of the University's student recreation center, while also decimating Whatcom Falls Park.

The community is invited to participate in a variety of events being offered to commemorate the 25th anniversary of that tragic day while learning about what has happened since. Events will include a creek walk, film and discussion, and more.

All events are free and open to the public, and are co-sponsored by the Pipeline Safety Trust, RE Sources, the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Whatcom Land Trust, and the City of Bellingham.