Ab­bot Point

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY NEWS AND VIEWS - Re­liance Lee PROSER­PINE

THE talk is still on about dump­ing the sludge of Ab­bot Point and I am sure the peo­ple know that be­tween the govern­ment and min­ing com­pa­nies where there is (bil­lions of dollars) in­volved they will dump it where they want it to go. But let us put it to them in this way that if they are fair dinkum about the en­vi­ron­ment tell them to dump it out 10 nau­ti­cal miles past the con­ti­nen­tal shelf where 80 per cent of it will go out­ward but do very lit­tle harm. As I have said be­fore if dumped in­side the reef (an­other Glad­stone) surely the cost of the ex­tra few miles won’t break them. If it is dumped on land it would be worse. But I guess greed with them will win.

Es­pe­cially when they put on all for­eign work­ers for cheap labour.

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