Province to remove more forest cover before flooding begins at Muskrat Falls

ST. JOHN"S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government says more forest cover will be removed from the land in Labrador that will be flooded as part of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.

The province issued a statement today saying the additional cutting is aimed at addressing concerns of critics who say the water will be contaminated with methylmercury if the trees are left to rot at the bottom of the planned 41-square-kilometre reservoir.

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