An argument has erupted over plans to get rid of sediment on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
The group that overseas the reef have given permission for a coal port to be built nearby. The result of this is that the waste from this plant will be dumped over the reef.
But scientists from the United Nations science group say it could smother or poison the reef’s coral. They are worried about the impact on the reef and believe there are other ways to get rid of the the waste.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, which looks after the reef, said it would allow the dumping because the waste would be dealt with following “strict environmental conditions”.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral structure, rich in marine life. It stretches for more than 2,600km along Australia’s eastern coast.
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