Environment assessment contract awarded for military radar sites in Labrador

Published on September 11, 2017

Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce

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Stanissu-Stantec Limited Partnership has been awarded a contract by the provincial government to conduct the second phase of environmental assessments at the former Mid-Canada Line military radar sites in Cartwright and Border Beacon in Labrador.

The contract, valued at $247,000, is expected to be completed by December of this year.

The work will be used to inform remediation of the sites that could begin as early as next year, pending a new cost-shared agreement with the federal government, according to a news release from the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment.

The province has approved $4 million per year for a five-year cost-shared program with the federal government starting in 2018-19 for remediation of the sites.

“Our government is committed to the remediation of these former Mid-Canada Line military sites in Labrador. We will continue to work with our federal partners to get these sites assessed and cleaned up to current acceptable standards,” Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce said.