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Tonnes of wet clay tumbled into the ocean in October, 2006, putting a series of Daniel's Harbour buildings at risk. ((Courtesy of Wayne Lidster) )

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced Monday it will fund a geological study for the coastline in Daniel's Harbour, the Newfoundland town plagued by landslides.

The study will determine how volatile the land is, and if there's a risk of future landslides.

"Our priority continues to be the health and safety of the residents of Daniel's Harbour and at this point, there is no indication of any immediate risk to area residents, property or infrastructure," Minister of Municipal Affairs Dave Denine said in a press release. "The purpose of this stage one study is to confirm that the established safety zone is still valid. If the study confirms this and there is no further risk to people or property, then further study may not be warranted."

Landslides ripped away parts of the coast in October 2006, and in April 2007, when images of homes falling off cliffs were broadcast around the world. Several families were relocated because of the catastrophe, and the section of coastline deemed dangerous was fenced off.

The most recent landslide happened June 18.

The study is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.