Adani fought to suppress reef dump details
A placard is seen during a Stop Adani Protest(AAP Image/Jeremy Ng)
Indian mining giant Adani fought to conceal details about heavily polluted water it dumped in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area, conservationists say.
The Mackay Conservation Group has released documents obtained under freedom of information showing the miner fought to suppress details about the dumping from its Abbot Point coal terminal in 2017.
Adani is fighting a $12,000 fine it copped over the release and denies breaching a government-issued temporary pollution licence issued when Cyclone Debbie brought flooding rain to Queensland.
#Adani applied for temporary licence to pollute wetlands as Cyclone Debbie rolled in.— Monique Ross (@rossmonique) August 9, 2018
But conservationists say there's evidence the company and the Queensland Government knew the pollution would be so bad it would break the law - "and they did it anyway". https://t.co/VGEnnIAzh2
Adani knew that it would spill toxic waste into the GBR Marine Park, and so did the Qld Govt, but they did anyway and now refuse to pay the (measly) fine. The Qld Govt must start to enforce the law, or Adani will continue to destroy the environment. https://t.co/XRM39hFCJz— AYCC (@AYCC) August 9, 2018
BREAKING: QLD govt knew in 2017 Adani would breach their pollution licence by 800%, releasing toxic coal sludge into the Reef World Heritage Area. Adani has faced no consequences.— Stop Adani (@stopadani) August 9, 2018
With just weeks left to prosecute, do it now @AnnastaciaMP @LeeanneEnoch! https://t.co/2onFvmOP73
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