Landslide at Muskrat Falls prompts renewed calls for independent review – APTN News

Landslide at Muskrat Falls prompts renewed calls for independent review – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 2018128 Views

February 13, 2018

Anxiety in on the rise in Labrador as land protectors and others living downstream of Muskrat Falls react to images that show a landslide on the banks of the Lower Churchill River at the project site.

Residents of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Mud Lake held a motorcade in Happy Valley Monday to protest the Crown energy corporation and Muskrat Falls proponent Nalcor Energy’s response to the event.

On Sunday, after the photos were reportedly leaked by a worker on the Muskrat Falls site the previous day, Nalcor issued a statement saying the slide poses “no safety risk in relation to the North Spur or the Muskrat Falls facilities,” and that landslides along the river are “fairly common.”

The North Spur is a natural peninsula in the river that Nalcor is using to form a “natural dam” as part of the Muskrat Falls facilities.

Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/02/13/landslide-muskrat-falls-prompts-renewed-calls-independent-review/

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