08/13/2012 06:04 EDT | Updated 10/13/2012 05:12 EDT

Details revealed on Labrador base cleanup

The federal government revealed details Monday about a lengthy environmental project at its air force base in central Labrador.

Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced the latest contracts in a 10-year cleanup at 5 Wing Goose Bay, although much of the program flows out of a $300-million plan unveiled three years ago to deal with contamination at the base.

MacKay also announced new funding for infrastructure, including $6 million for the base. The announcement also includes funding for roof repairs, and for the base's ramp and apron.

The announcement coincides with the meeting in Labrador this week of the Conservative Atlantic caucus.

Another announcement is expected Monday. Federal cabinet representative Peter Penashue will join Bernard Valcourt, the minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) to reveal details about a mining project.

ACOA is expected to put money into a project to extract iron ore from the sand around Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The demonstration plant for that project is expected to be up and running within a week.