Abbott Point dredging proposal leaves significant’ environmental uncertainty

Australian Institute of Marine Science casts doubt on the modelling used to predict the spread of dredge material

A dredging proposal for the expansion of one of the world’s biggest coal terminals near the Great Barrier Reef leaves significant uncertainty about the environmental impact of the project, a report undertaken by the Australian Institute of Marine Science has found.

Freedom of Information documents given to the North Queensland Conservation Council reveal the institute was concerned about the modelling used to predict the spread of dredge material as a result of the Abbot Point expansion.

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