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Landslide at North Spur, Land Protectors demand action
Residents who live downstream from the North Spur fear the worst after a landslide there near the Muskrat Falls dam.
"We're basically living in fear," said Mud Lake resident Craig Chaulk. "We have been uneasy ever since the flood of last spring, and this does nothing to alleviate our fears, obviously. In fact, it enhances our fears."
Nalcor issued a statement about the landslide shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday morning. Spokesperson Karen O'Neill says Nalcor's geotechnical engineering team is aware of the landslide, but says there is no risk to the North Spur dam or Muskrat Falls facilities or operations.
"Nalcor is aware of a slide that occurred on the North side of the lower Churchill river. This area is downstream (east) of the North Spur and is outside of the North Spur dam stabilization area," O'Neill wrote in an e-mailed statement.