Australia: Barrier Reef dredge spoil could travel further, conservationists say

AAP: Dumped dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park could travel further than previously thought, affecting coral. Three million cubic metres of dredge spoil will be dumped in waters 20km from the reef following a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) decision on the expansion of the Abbot Point port in north Queensland. The bid to create one of the world's biggest coal terminals near Bowen was last month criticised by Unesco's world heritage committee meeting in Doha. Now,......

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