Researcher raises Muskrat methylmercury alarm, but Nalcor contractor says levels safe – CBC

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Researcher raises Muskrat methylmercury alarm, but Nalcor contractor says levels safe – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 202028 Views

1 year after Muskrat reservoir filled to capacity, biologist says no surprises being found

Nov 24, 2020

There’s mixed messaging emerging from the debate over methylmercury contamination in Labrador, with a U.S. researcher again raising the alarm about the toxic organic compound, while a contractor monitoring the effects of Muskrat Falls — backed up by the Department of Environment — says there’s no need to worry.

Ryan Calder co-authored a 2015 study by researchers at Harvard University saying hundreds of Labrador Inuit will be exposed to dangerous levels of methylmercury once the Muskrat Falls reservoir is fully flooded.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/muskrat-methylmercury-increase-1.5809439

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