Nfld. & Labrador

Muskrat Falls a little confusing? Drew Brown breaks down the methylmercury concerns

Writer Drew Brown weighs in on the Newfoundland government's "wait and see" approach to potential mercury contamination in the Lake Melville area.

Writer Drew Brown weighs in on the Newfoundland government's "wait and see'" approach to potential methyl mercury contamination in the Lake Melville area.

Brown's commentary is timely, with Torngat Mountains MHA Randy Edmunds saying he is having a hard time determining who's right about the risks of flooding the reservoir at the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam.

Researchers have concluded that flooding the area will lead to increased mercury levels downstream in Lake Melville but exactly what that will mean is being hotly debated.

Take a look at Drew Brown's take on it all, in the video above. 

now