Labrador Indigenous leaders echo calls of protesters to halt Muskrat Falls dam project – APTN

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Labrador Indigenous leaders echo calls of protesters to halt Muskrat Falls dam project – APTN

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 2016236 Views

June 27, 2016

Leaders of the three Labrador Indigenous groups joined hundreds of protesters Monday in Happy Valley-Goose Bay demanding Premier Dwight Ball halt construction of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.

It marked the first time all three groups have come together in a unified voice on an issue.

“This is a historic event,” shouted Todd Russell, president of NunatuKavut Community Council. “I think that itself speaks to the seriousness and significance of the methyl mercury poisoning which the government and Nalcor is intent on doing to our people.”

The Indigenous groups, and those gathered, believe unless further work is done to mitigate the environmental impacts of the dam before it goes on stream it could contaminate aquatic life in Lake Melville, a major food source of fish, birds and seals for many Labradorians.

Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2016/06/27/labrador-indigenous-leaders-echo-calls-of-protesters-to-halt-muskrat-falls-dam-project/

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