The Canadian Press

2015-09-08 | Methylmercury Study

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A new study by Harvard University researchers says governments turning to hydroelectric dams to curb climate change must consider effects of flooding. It says the new Muskrat Falls dam in Labrador will likely produce toxins such as methylmercury affecting the Lake Melville community downstream. Nunatsiavut (noon-AHT'-see-ah-voot) Lands Minister Darryl Shiwak (SHY'-wok) says the findings are disturbing. (Crown corporation Nalcor Energy says it's tracking methylmercury but expects no measurable increase in Lake Melville.)

Date: 2015-09-08
Placeline: RIGOLET, N.L.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << what nobody is saying is the cost of that project the real human cut and it's what's happening when when that water comes down streaming one that met Mercury gets into the food it really has potential to really contaminate the lives of people who rely on that as a food source >>


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