Abbot Point port developers to ditch Great Barrier Reef seabed dumping plan

Developers are set to submit a new proposal in which dredged sediment is disposed of on land rather than at sea

A plan to dump 5m tonnes of seabed sediment into the Great Barrier Reef marine park is set to be ditched following an outcry from environmentalists and some scientists.

The developers of the Abbot Point port, near the Queensland town of Bowen, are about to submit a new proposal which will mean the dredged seabed is disposed of on land rather than at sea, according to the Australian Financial Review.

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