Great Barrier Reef’s Unprecedented Threat From Dredging, Dumping

The Great Barrier Reef extends for 2,000 kilometers along the northeastern coast of Australia. It is not a single reef, but a vast maze of reefs, passages, and coral cays. Photo source: ©© jamestee


The impact of dredging and dumping sediment on the Great Barrier Reef has been far greater than the mining industry has claimed, with nearly 150m tonnes of new dredging set to take place in the reef’s waters, a study shows…

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Great Barrier Reef Authority Approves Dredging And Dumping To Expand Port, Guardian UK (Uploaded 01-31-2014)
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…

Cooking The Climate Wrecking The Reef:The Global Impact Of Coal Exports From Australia’s Galilee Bassin, Greenpeace (Uploaded 09-19-2012)

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