Turbidity Caused by Sand Dredging Heightens Toxicity Levels and Threaten Marine Life

Turbidity Caused by Sand Dredging Heightens Toxicity Levels and Threaten Marine Life

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“Disturbed Waters”, aboard a sand dredger. Photo courtesy of: © Denis Delestrac

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Monitoring stations at Gladstone Harbour recorded dangerously high turbidity levels at the same time as UNESCO was issuing dire warnings about the possible degradation of the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status…

Queensland Greens spokesperson, Dr Libby Connors says the turbidity caused by dredging in the harbour stirs up sediments containing toxic heavy metals…

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