The IEAC has carried out regular reviews of water monitoring results from the Muskrat Falls project since it began meeting in August of 2017. The first task was to conduct a rigorous analysis of all available water sampling data from points above the reservoir to the centre of Goose Bay Basin for the period 14 Oct to 19 July 2017. This was done to address a question posed by the Nunatsiavut Government (NG) to the Premier (dated August 15, 2017) regarding the increase in water levels at Muskrat Falls last winter and the effect on methylmercury production.
Read the entire review HERE. (Link to pdf titled “Recommendations on changes to the scope and quality of the Muskrat Falls Aquatic Monitoring Program”)
Water sample analysis continues on an ongoing basis. The IEC is currently conducting an independent statistical analysis of water monitoring data from November 2016 to present provided to the IEC by Nalcor through its Aquatic Effects Monitoring Program. This includes an independent analysis of field and laboratory variability tests.
Read the results of ongoing IEAC water sample analysis HERE.