A panel assigned to review the Lower Churchill hydro-electric project calls the company’s analysis of the project “inadequate,” while also asking for more information from Nalcor. The review panel is recommending a new, independent analysis based on economic, energy and environmental considerations. The new analysis would take into consideration domestic energy demand projections, as well as alternate energy sources, such as using offshore gas as a fuel for the Holyrood thermal generating facility. The panel’s summary of their findings states: “The panel has determined that the project would have several significant adverse environmental effects on the aquatic and terrestrial environments, culture and heritage and, should consumption advisories be required in Lake Melville, on land and resource uses.”

Source: CBC