Excerpt from our Facebook Page, June 8, 2018
Let’s not forget how insider info pointed towards the rush job, lack of tools and pressure from supervisors to complete..stories of multiple crews on the one site all trying to do diff jobs.
“A report commissioned by Nalcor Energy found that at least one of the following things happened:
-The shoring system was not designed properly;
-Wood integrity of the formwork was compromised;
-The shoring system was not installed correctly;
-The shoring system fabrication was inadequate.
That report, issued a year after the incident, also indicated a combination of those factors could have led to the collapse.”
Read CBC's report June 8, 2018
Grand River, Labrador’s Treasure, Newfoundland’s Secret #1
Grand River, Labrador’s Treasure, Newfoundland’s Secret #2
International Network of Environmental and Social Justice Groups
Multi-State "Mega Dams, Mega Damage" Tour
Mega dams flood huge swaths of the boreal forest, wetlands, wildlife habitat, and destroys aquatic ecosystems. The flooding releases methyl-mercury, a neurotoxin, which bio-accumulates up the food chain contaminating Lake trout, salmon, smelts, and seal, all considered extremely important food sources for northern communities.
Over the past, Canada’s electricity companies have dammed all but three of the country’s largest rivers, damaging the environment and harming native cultures.
In November 2017, an international network of about fifteen environmental and social justice groups held a multi-state speaking tour featuring Roberta Benefiel, Director of the Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc. The “Mega Dams, Mega Damage” tour aimed to raise awareness about the negative impacts of large hydroelectric dams in Canada. She was joined on part of this tour by a young Inuk, woman, Amy Norman, an activist with Labrador Land Protectors.
The Muskrat Falls megadam threatens all Labradorians, but it is particularly harmful to the livelihood, wellbeing, and even the lives of the Indigenous peoples of Labrador – the Innu, Inuit and Metis. For more information, reports and articles, refer to the Links page on this website.