Delay dredge dumping decision: Senator, conservationists

Brisbane Times

09 January 2014

A decision on whether to allow dredge spoil from the Abbot Point coal port to be dumped inside the Great Barrier Reef marine park should be delayed until after an inquiry into the Gladstone bund wall leak, conservationists and a Queensland Senator say.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt on Tuesday confirmed he had ordered an inquiry into how a bund wall, designed to prevent dredge spoil entering Gladstone's harbour, leaked in 2011-12. Read more