Nunatsiavut Government to consider ‘all options’ if Muskrat Falls reservoir not cleared – CBC

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Nunatsiavut Government to consider ‘all options’ if Muskrat Falls reservoir not cleared – CBC

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 2016289 Views

Study finds methyl mercury levels to rise significantly unless all organic material removed

Apr 18, 2016

The Nunatsiavut Government says hundreds of Labrador Inuit will be exposed to dangerous levels of toxic methyl mercury if the Muskrat Falls reservoir is not fully cleared of vegetation before it is flooded.

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Inuit leaders said Monday they are prepared to consider “all options,” including a legal challenge, to force Nalcor into action.

“We are really hoping the regulators look at this and say ‘we need to act now.’ Frankly, we are running out of time,” Darryl Shiwak, Nunatsiavut’s Lands and Natural Resources Minister, said during a news conference in St. John’s.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/muskrat-falls-methyl-mercury-1.3540669

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