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Mud Lake wants road in case of ‘catastrophic failure’ at Muskrat Falls – CBC

by pnationtalk on July 7, 2016456 Views

‘If the dam failed, Mud Lake would be under about 6 metres of water,’ says area resident

July 7, 2016

Residents of the tiny Labrador community of Mud Lake are asking for an emergency exit in case they have to get out of town because of a “catastrophic failure” at the Muskrat Falls project, just up the Churchill River.

“If the dam wasn’t there, I wouldn’t be asking for a road,” said retired resident Dave Raeburn, who likes living in the small community because of its isolation.

The only way in or out of Mud Lake now is by boat or helicopter.

But with the Muskrat Falls project going in just up the Churchill River, Raeburn said the community needs an emergency plan.

He said it should have been included in the overall plan when construction started.

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