Abbot Point gas project could dredge further half a million cubic metres

Proposed liquefied natural gas terminal beside Great Barrier Reef follows approval to dredge 3m cubic metres of seabed

A proposed gas project beside the Great Barrier Reef could involve dredging a further half a million cubic metres of seabed at Abbot Point a port where expansion already faces bitter opposition from environmentalists.

The Cooper to Abbot Point Liquefied Natural Gas Project, which has been submitted to the government for environmental assessment, may require dredging to clear the way for ships to export the resource.

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