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Vale - Voisey's Bay Mill Shut Down following Tailings Leak

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The mill is shut down in Voisey's Bay....Vale found a leak in a tailing's line this past Saturday.

A broken valve caused some waste rock to spill and possibly contaminate the drinking water there. The company is waiting to hear the result of water quality tests. Meantime, it's looking at cleaning up the site.

The Innu Nation and Nunatsiavut Government have Environmental Monitors on site as well.

Darryl Shiwak is First Minister with Nunatsiavut Government, and is the minister of Lands and Natural Resources....Our Tara McLean reached him in Rigolet....

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