Australia: Greg Hunt details dumping ban w/in Great Barrier Reef marine park

Guardian: Greg Hunt, the federal environment minister, has released details of a new ban on dumping sediment within the entire 345,000 sq km Great Barrier Reef marine park. The ban will cover existing and future “capital” dredging, which is the initial digging up of seabed sediment in an approved dredging project. But it does not cover maintenance dredging – which Hunt said was needed to avoid a “catastrophic” shipping accident – nor burying cables or pipelines. There is one application to dredge and......

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