The ultimate goal of the Independent Expert Advisory Committee is to recommend actions that can be taken to protect the health of the Indigenous and local population who harvest and eat country foods from the Churchill River and Lake Melville.

The first set of IEAC Recommendations were issued to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment on September 22, 2107.

The focus of these first recommendations were to improve the environmental monitoring program, and to better understand the effectiveness of possible measures that can be taken to lessen the creation of methylmercury in the future reservoir.

The second set of IEAC Recommendations was issued on April 10, 2018, which focus on all three areas of the IEAC mandate: mitigation, monitoring and human health management.