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    Barrier Reef: Australia to dump 1million tonnes of waste?

    Australia plans to dump one million tonnes of sludge in the Great Barrier Reef.Despite strict laws on dumping waste, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) gave the go-ahead. A loophole was found - the laws don't apply to materials generated from port maintenance work. Link.
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    Could this waste not be taken inland and dealt with in another way?
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    Re: Barrier Reef: Australia to dump 1million tonnes of waste?

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Why?

    Could this waste not be taken inland and dealt with in another way?
    Well...almost 40% of the reef is already dead and its only the largest tourist draw which the Australian economy relies on, so why not.
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    Re: Barrier Reef: Australia to dump 1million tonnes of waste?

    Seems a tiny local thing where the dredging sludge from the sea bed is relocated out of the way of the ships.

    Obviously those who have no capacity to think of anything other than zero or 1 will have no clue as to how much of an issue this is.

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    Re: Barrier Reef: Australia to dump 1million tonnes of waste?

    Sludge is being dredged from a toxic area and dumped into almost pristine wilderness...

    We slammed ISIS when they blew up a world heritage site in Afghanistan yet we'll sit quietly while the Australians destroy another. "Zero and 1" that.
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    Re: Barrier Reef: Australia to dump 1million tonnes of waste?

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    Sludge is being dredged from a toxic area and dumped into almost pristine wilderness...

    We slammed ISIS when they blew up a world heritage site in Afghanistan yet we'll sit quietly while the Australians destroy another. "Zero and 1" that.
    Sludge is being dredged up from Dawing Harbour and the approaches to it and dumped close to those places.

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    Re: Barrier Reef: Australia to dump 1million tonnes of waste?

    The dredging companies own map shows the location of "sludge placement" and it is within the Great Barrier Reef itself.

    It was such a good idea, the company had to use a special clause which would have banned any other ways that materials get dumped over the benthic zone of a national park / world heritage site.
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    Re: Barrier Reef: Australia to dump 1million tonnes of waste?

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Why?

    Could this waste not be taken inland and dealt with in another way?
    And here people are tying to blame global warming.

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