UN expresses alarm about proposed dumping in Great Barrier Reef

Approval for dumping dredged material as part of Abbot Point coal development could place site on Unesco list of shame

The UN has expressed alarm at Australias proposal to dump 3m cubic metres of dredged material into the Great Barrier Reef world heritage site, saying the development could place the site on Unescos list of shame.

The Australian and Queensland governments have granted approval for dumping as part of the expansion of the Abbot Point coal port, which lies on the fringes of the reef.

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