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Environment and Conservation
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
July 5, 2011

Public Advisory: Public Meeting to Discuss Remediation Efforts in Hopedale

The Honourable Ross Wiseman, Minister of Environment and Conservation, and the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, along with officials from both departments and the consulting firm, Aivek-Stantec Limited Partnership, will hold a public meeting in Hopedale to discuss ongoing remediation efforts related to the former military site near the community.

The meeting will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, July 6) at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium of Amos Comenius Memorial School.

The Department of Environment and Conservation retained a consultant to complete an extensive environmental assessment in Hopedale, as well as human health and ecological risk assessments at the former US Military Site and subdivision area. Following completion of these assessments, a remedial action plan was developed. The Provincial Government is moving forward with its work plan regarding remediation efforts in Hopedale and continues to work closely with residents throughout the process.

Budget 2011 Standing Strong: For Prosperity. For Our Future. For Newfoundland and Labrador, includes a commitment of $6.3 million to support ongoing remediation efforts in Hopedale.

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Media contacts:

Melony O’Neill
Director of Communications
Department of Environment and Conservation
709-729-2575, 689-0928
John Tompkins
Director of Communications
Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
709-729-1674, 728-7762

2011 07 05                                                                          2:50 p.m.

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