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N.L. Tory leader wants missed methylmercury work at Muskrat Falls investigated – National Observer

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2019120 Views

August 22nd 2019

Newfoundland and Labrador’s opposition leader wants the province’s auditor general to investigate the government’s failure to carry out environmental work around the Muskrat Falls reservoir.

The work, known as “capping,” was meant to reduce the risk of toxic methylmercury produced by the flooding seeping into the food chain downstream from the reservoir, potentially affecting crucial food sources for Inuit residents.

Liberal Premier Dwight Ball said he wanted the work to happen, but a necessary work permit was not approved before it was too late to keep the project from falling further behind schedule.

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