Update (Sept. 11): Investigation of water surface film downstream from Muskrat Falls Site

Stakeholder Update:

September 11, 2021, 3:30PM:

We have continued to investigate an observed surface water film downstream of Muskrat Falls. Boat and helicopter surveys were undertaken today by our environmental consultant, and no evidence of any unnatural substance was found. We have now demobilized our emergency response team as there is no risk to people or the environment.

 

September 11, 2021, 11:30AM – We have continued to monitor and investigate the observation of a surface water film downstream of the Muskrat Falls site. During a helicopter survey this morning there was no film observed. At this time, there is no evidence of any unnatural substance in the water. We have concluded that it is appropriate to demobilize our emergency response team.

The safety of our employees, contractors and the public continues to be our number one priority, and we will provide an update if there is a change in the situation.


Previous (September 10, 2011): 

During a helicopter survey this morning, areas with a surface water film were observed downstream of the Muskrat Falls site. We are investigating.

We have mobilized our emergency response teams. Members of the Lower Churchill Project St. John’s EOC team are monitoring the situation in conjunction with the MF team at site. We are taking all actions to investigate and identify the surface film and take all necessary steps if required.

The safety of our employees, contractors and the public continues to be our number one priority. We will provide an update if there is a change in the situation.