Great Barrier Reef Authority Approves Dredging And Dumping To Expand Port

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Stockpiles of coal at the Hay Point coal terminal are a source of coal dust particulate pollution. Captions and Photo source: ©© Greenpeace / Hamilton


The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has approved a proposal to dump dredge spoil (about 3 million cubic meters 106 million cubic feet) from the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion in the Marine Park area.

The federal government in December approved the expansion of the Abbot Point coal port in northern Queensland, which requires a massive dredging operation to make way for ships entering and exiting the port. About 3 million cubic meters (106 million cubic feet) of dredged mud will be dumped within the marine park under the plan…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority approves plan to dump Abbot Point spoil, ABC News Australia

Abbot Point Dredging – Who’s really to blame? Greenpeace
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s approval for dumping of dredge spoil at Abbot Point is a blow for the Reef, but the campaign doesn’t end here! Conditions on the approval mean dredging is unlikely to start until 2015, giving us time to pressure the true villains behind the dredging plans like multinational coal company Adani Mining…

World’s largest coal ports in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area have been approved, Guardian UK (Uploaded 12-10-2013)

Cooking The Climate Wrecking The Reef:The Global Impact Of Coal Exports From Australia’s Galilee Bassin, Greenpeace (Uploaded 09-19-2012)
A coal basin near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef will rank among the world’s worst producers of carbon pollution if fully mined, Greenpeace said, as it warned of devastating consequences. ” Cooking The Climate Wrecking The Reef: The Global Impact Of Coal Exports From Australia’s Galilee Bassin”, is a Greenpeace Australia Report.

UN Climate Chief Calls on Coal Industry to Change, (Uploaded 11-18-2013)


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