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Clean energy project allegedly backfiring as local water supply is being compromised

Silt getting into Newfoundland community's water supply

January 25, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Corner Brook, NL – Efforts to provide clean energy to the area are having a detrimental effect on the quality of local water, according to a director with the francophone and Indigenous rural community’s local service district board. He says a local wind farm project, which required the expansion of an access road, has led to silt getting into the water supply. He claims the local water supply is being destroyed, adding the water resources division of the Department of Environment and Climate Change has warned the local service district not to use the pump on LeCointre’s Brook for fear of it seizing up from sediment. Saltwire report | READ MORE

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