Muskrat Falls protesters block trucks at North Spur site
Protests have resumed at the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project, with protesters gathered at the North Spur site Saturday.
Posts to social media showed a handful of protesters gathered to prevent a number of transport trucks from entering the site.
SUCCESSFUL Morning! Labrador Land Protectors have shut down the North Spur! Come join us! 💚💙<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MuskratFalls?src=hash">#MuskratFalls</a> <a href="https://t.co/HX7k4AsD1V">pic.twitter.com/HX7k4AsD1V</a>—@JacindaBeals
Happening now: land protectors block transport trucks from entering <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MuskratFalls?src=hash">#MuskratFalls</a> work site. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StopMuskratFalls?src=hash">#StopMuskratFalls</a> <a href="https://t.co/3XmwKw15yh">pic.twitter.com/3XmwKw15yh</a>—@amybeatrice
The protest comes after Nalcor Energy discovered "increased water seepage" from a temporary cofferdam Friday.
Nalcor CEO Stan Marshall said the rock-filled cofferdam is "not designed to be completely impervious," and will undergo further inspection.
Labradorians united to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StopMuskratFalls?src=hash">#StopMuskratFalls</a> <a href="https://t.co/WdaKOC9KTH">pic.twitter.com/WdaKOC9KTH</a>—@amybeatrice
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Significant protests in October were in opposition to the flooding of the Muskrat Falls reservoir due to environmental concerns.
According to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University, the flooding could increase the potential for methylmercury contamination in traditional food sources like fish and seal downstream in Lake Melville.