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Government kept talking about Muskrat Falls wetland capping months after deadline passed, documents show – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201945 Views

Nalcor told the Department of Municipal Affairs the deadline had passed in January

Aug 23, 2019

Internal documents show the provincial government forged ahead with public messaging and meetings about Muskrat Falls methylmercury mitigation measures even after a deadline to complete the work was missed.

CBC News has previously reported that a decision to cap wetlands was made in January 2019, though it was not made public at the time.

That same month, Nalcor vice president Gilbert Bennett sent Municipal Affairs Deputy Minister Jamie Chippett an email explaining that wetland capping was no longer possible, because the construction window had expired.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/wetland-capping-documents-released-1.5255936

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