Methylmercury levels expected to rise at Muskrat Falls reservoir: Nalcor, Globe and Mail ($)

The Canadian Press · Published: October 19, 2016

The construction site of the hydroelectric facility at Muskrat Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, is seen on July 14, 2015. (Credit: Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

Methylmercury levels are expected to rise in the reservoir created by construction of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador, officials with Nalcor Energy confirmed Wednesday, saying local residents can eventually expect an advisory warning them to limit their consumption of fish.

The prediction came soon after the provincial government ordered Crown-owned Nalcor to remove more forest cover from the land that will be flooded to create the 41-square-kilometre reservoir – a process that is expected to begin later this month. MORE>>