No risk to public, Nalcor says of incident at Muskrat Falls
Area that gave way was temporary structure, Crown corporation said
There were reports circulating on social media of a landslide near the Muskrat Falls project site on Saturday, June 2, but Nalcor said it was a temporary structure that would have come down anyway.
“We’ve been monitoring an area that is immediately downstream of the Muskrat Falls spillway on the south side of the river where there was movement of some material (rock/sand/snow) of a bank,” Karen O’Neill, manager of communications for the Lower Churchill Management Corporation with Nalcor Energy said in an email to the Labradorian.
O’Neill said the area was built as a temporary landing along the river to store material during construction of the project and is not part of any permanent areas or infrastructure for the project.
O’Neill understands why people in the area may be concerned following the flooding of Mud Lake this time last year and they contacted representatives of the community when the incident happened on June 2.
She said they have been monitoring the area and will update the public should any risk arise to people or the environment.