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    Australia to dump dredged sand in Great Barrier Reef Park

    The Australian federal government has approved a plan to dump 3 million cubic meters of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Park. The dredged material will come from the proposed expansion of the coal port at Abbot Point, south of Townsville on the Queensland coast.

    Final approval came from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, and is subject to "strict conditions." The proposal, while controversial and opposed by environmental groups including Greenpeace, had already been approved by Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt last month.

    Tony Abbott's government has come under fire for a raft of environmental decisions lately, including an election pledge to rescind expansion of Tasmania's World Heritage-listed forest reserve which has united environmental campaigners and the forestry industry, who see the plan as unworkable and damaging in the long term.

    What a terrible thing to do.

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    Re: Australia to dump dredged sand in Great Barrier Reef Park

    Abbot seems hell bent on destroying Australia.

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    Re: Australia to dump dredged sand in Great Barrier Reef Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    What a terrible thing to do.
    If Green Peace opposes the dredging, then I completely support the dredging.

    I have never supported any terrorist organizations.

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    Re: Australia to dump dredged sand in Great Barrier Reef Park

    From the article: "It's important to note the seafloor of the approved disposal area consists of sand, silt and clay and does not contain coral reefs or seagrass beds."

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    Re: Australia to dump dredged sand in Great Barrier Reef Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    From the article: "It's important to note the seafloor of the approved disposal area consists of sand, silt and clay and does not contain coral reefs or seagrass beds."
    Because currents don't exist.

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    Re: Australia to dump dredged sand in Great Barrier Reef Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Because currents don't exist.
    Just quoting the article. I guess they don't know about currents either?

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    Re: Australia to dump dredged sand in Great Barrier Reef Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Just quoting the article. I guess they don't know about currents either?
    Apparently not, or they wouldn't be making out like this will not pose a grave threat to the Great Barrier Reef.

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    Re: Australia to dump dredged sand in Great Barrier Reef Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Because currents don't exist.
    No, I don't think they can rely on the sand they are dredging to move instead moving the direction they want it to. Or are you saying there is no current anywhere EXCEPT where they are putting THAT sand?

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    Re: Australia to dump dredged sand in Great Barrier Reef Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Apparently not, or they wouldn't be making out like this will not pose a grave threat to the Great Barrier Reef.

    What grave threat would that be? They're not putting it on the reef. They are putting it in the ocean that it came out of. This is a nothing-story.

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    Re: Australia to dump dredged sand in Great Barrier Reef Park

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    If Green Peace opposes the dredging, then I completely support the dredging.

    I have never supported any terrorist organizations.
    Greenpeace opposes torturing puppies. Why do you hate puppies?
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