Nick Whalen, the Liberal Party MP for St. John’s East thinks Muskrat Falls should be flooded and that the inuit/innu and other indigenous people should just eat less fish and deal with the after effects of it.
Mercury bioaccumulation isn’t just something that you can monitor and it’ll magically get better. It stays in the ecosystem for decades. This flooding will destroy many indigenous peoples ways of lives for decades at the minimum.
I mean just look at Grassy Narrows First Nation. More than 40 years later they are still suffering from Mercury Poisoning. The mercury levels in that time have not gotten better. They’re still unacceptably high.
How long should indigenous people in Labrador have to wait until they can eat fish and game again? 40 years? 80 years? 100 years?