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Public Notices

April 16, 2021: Muskrat Falls Stakeholder Update – Spring Thaw Has Started

With warming temperatures in parts of central Labrador, the annual spring melt of ice and snow in the Churchill River watershed has begun. This melting ice and snow is increasing the amount of water that is flowing in the Churchill River. This is a normal process that occurs every spring. We are maintaining a constant water level of approx. 39m in the Muskrat Falls reservoir.

Here’s the full Stakeholder Update

Previous Public Notices (2020)

Sept 2, 2020: Oil released at Muskrat Falls generation facility contained

Nalcor Energy is advising of the release of turbine oil from the Muskrat Falls powerhouse that resulted in a sheen on the water immediately below the powerhouse, referred to as the tailrace channel. The sheen is contained to a small area in the tailrace channel and a boom is being deployed to contain the product prior to initiating clean up. The sheen has not extended beyond this area. With containment and clean up, it is not expected to move to the river or downstream.
 
The spill originated from a bearing inside one of the turbines within the powerhouse and is primarily contained within the powerhouse. An investigation is underway to identify the exact cause of the release as well as how much product has been released from the unit. The maximum volume of oil contained inside the turbine bearing is 960 litres (similar to a home heating fuel tank); however, much of the oil remains within the powerhouse, therefore the volume on the water is much less.
 
Nalcor has directed Andritz, the turbine and generator contractor, to cease work while the clean up and investigation into the incident is undertaken.
 
Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment and Environment Canada have been notified.
 
Safety Notice: crews completing maintenance on LIL access roads in Labrador

July 3, 2020: Starting next week, C&T Enterprises will be back working on LIL access roads throughout Labrador to complete required road maintenance work. This work does not include removing infrastructure like bridges and culverts, except in a few locations around protected water supply areas. It’s been a while since we’ve been working along the transmission lines so for the safety of you and our workers, we ask that you please read the full safety advisory here:

Safety Notice: crews completing maintenance on LIL access roads across the island
June 26, 2020: Starting next week, Major’s Contracting Ltd. will be back working on LIL access roads throughout the island to complete required road maintenance work. This work does not include removing infrastructure like bridges and culverts, except in a few locations around protected water supply areas. It’s been a while since we’ve been working along the transmission lines so for the safety of you and our workers, we ask that you please read the full safety advisory here:

Notice to Canadian Navigable Water Registry for Public Comment (Closed for comments)
May 22, 2020: To view today’s notice of submission to the Navigable Water Registry for LIL, click here.

Notice to Canadian Navigable Water Registry for Public Comment (Closed for comments)
May 13, 2020: To view today’s notice of submission to the Navigable Waters Registry for LIL, click here.

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