Nunatsiavut ‘cannot be bought’ with Muskrat Falls mercury compensation plan – CBC

Nunatsiavut ‘cannot be bought’ with Muskrat Falls mercury compensation plan – CBC

by pmnationtalk on June 24, 2016165 Views

Declaration comes on the heels of third protest rally Tuesday in Rigolet

Jun 23, 2016

On the heels of the latest Muskrat Falls protest Tuesday in Rigolet, the president of the Nunatsiavut Government says his people will continue to speak out about possible methylmercury contamination due to the planned flooding of the megaproject’s reservoir.

“Right now protesting is a first step. This is just the beginning,” Johannes Lampe told CBC Radio’s Labrador Morning, adding more demonstrations in Postville and Makkovik are in the works.

“We are trying our best to take this momentum and do whatever we can to hopefully get to do what we need to do.”

Lampe said about 150 people attended Tuesday’s rally, the third such recent protest.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nunatsiavut-government-pledges-to-protest-muskrat-falls-1.3646935

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