Ashley Fitzpatrick’s Sept. 28 account of the history surrounding Voisey’s Bay, including the remarks of Jeff McLaughlin, vice-president of Vale NL, was a tad incomplete.
The research and development of the new hydrometallurgical process was carried out in Toronto, under the supervision of a Newfoundlander: Don Stevens, a chemistry graduate of Memorial University. Stevens later headed the Argentia pilot scale plant and, I believe, manages the main facility at Long Harbour. Therefore the subheading should have read “Project was built by prospectors, miners, scientists, Liberals and Conservatives.”
Frank R. Smith, retired professor of chemistry