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US company to build plant at Sandy Pond

The St. John’s Telegram reports this morning that, “Vale Inco awarded a major management contract for its planned $2.2-billion nickel processing facility in Long Harbour. The winning company is Fluor Canada. The Irving, Texas-based company beat out SGE Hatch and SNC-Lavalin for the right to manage the engineering, construction and supply purchases at Vale Inco’s facility in Long Harbour…The company says it employs 42,000 people worldwide and took in $22.3 billion in 2008. It trades on the New York Stock Exchange.”

The Council of Canadians has been working to stop the Brazilian mining company Vale Inco from using Sandy Pond as a ‘tailing impoundment area’ for the mine waste from the nickel processing plant that Fluor has been contracted to build there.

The Telegram article is at http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=254942&sc=82.

Our action alert ‘save Newfoundland’s Sandy Pond’ is at http://canadians.org/action/2008/11-Jul-08.html.

You can see pictures of Atlantic organizer Angela Giles, water campaigner Meera Karunananthan, and chapter activist Mike Manning at Sandy Pond on the front-page of our website at www.canadians.org.