Municipal Affairs and Environment
May 30, 2018

Provincial Government Awards Contract for Next Phases of Site Remediation of Former Mid-Canada Line Military Radar Sites

The Provincial Government has awarded Stanissu-Stantec Limited Partnership a contract for $485,000 to conduct Phase II and Phase III Environmental Site Assessments and Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment Work at the former Mid-Canada Line Military Sites in Labrador.

These sites include BOA Hunt Lake, Harbour Lake, Wild Boar and Border Beacon. Assessment work is expected to start in July and be completed by October 2018.

Budget 2018 pre-commits $4 million for a five-year program anticipated to start in 2019 for remediation of the military radar sites. The Provincial Government has allocated $2 million in annual revenue from a potential federal/provincial cost shared agreement.

Through The Way Forward, the Provincial Government is taking action to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

Quotes
“Our government has made a long-term commitment to the remediation of the former Mid-Canada Line Military Sites in Labrador. These next phases of work will continue the path toward ensuring that these sites meet current acceptable environmental standards.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“The awarding of this contract is an important next step toward ensuring these sites are remediated. I commend everyone for the work that has been done to date, and look forward to further progress on this issue, which is very important to the people of Labrador.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and MHA for Cartwright – L’Anse au Clair

“With the awarding of this contract the process to safely clean up abandoned military radar sites in Labrador will continue. This is positive news for residents in the District of Torngat Mountains and throughout northern Labrador, and recognizes this government’s commitment to our environment.”
Randy Edmunds
MHA for Torngat Mountains

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Media contacts
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

Michelle Normore-Ryland
Constituency Assistance to the
Honourable Lisa Dempster
MHA for Cartwright-L’Anse Au Clair
709-931-2118
michelleryland@gov.nl.ca

Kristina George
Government Members Office
709-729-5306
kristinageorge@gov.nl.ca

2018 05 30                              3:05 p.m.