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100 days of construction for Site C

 

Artist rendering of Site C dam. Courtesy of BC Hydro.

Artist rendering of Site C dam. Courtesy of BC Hydro.

This week marks 100 days of construction for the controversial Site C dam in the province’s northeast.

BC Hydro, in a press release, highlighted some of the milestones so far.

Those include:

More than 600 people currently working on the project, with that number growing as construction ramps up.

15km of construction access roads under construction within the dam site area.

Over 530 hectares of land cleared as part of site preparation work.

13,000 cubic metres of timber delivered to local mills for processing.

More than 1-million cubic metres of material excavated and relocated on the north bank of the dam site.

A temporary 300-person work camp set up on site to house workers while a 1,600-person lodge is constructed.

The release notes BC Hydro and contractors are implementing mitagation measures to avoid or reduce the environmental impact in compliance with federal and provincial conditions.

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