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Australia to ban waste dumping on Great Barrier Reef

Source: Economic Times, Date: November , 2014

Australia said on Thursday that it will ban the dumping of dredging waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef as environmentalists called for the government to go further and commit to a total halt. Conservationists say that dumping waste in reef waters will hasten its demise, with dredging smothering corals and seagrasses and exposing them to poisons and elevated levels of nutrients. The plan, announced by environment minister Greg Hunt at the once-a-decade World ..

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