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  • 12 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Fight for the Reef campaign has seized on a new report on the impact of dredging on the Great Barrier Reef as further evidence that the practice of dumping dredge waste should be banned. Richard Leck, WWF-Australia spokesperson for the Fight for the Reef Campaign said that the report confirms the worst fears for […]

  • 19 July 2010

    Discussions began last week to determine if dredge spoils from the bottom of the Delaware River will be deposited on Burlington Island…   By: DAVID MACCAR (phillyburbs) [mappress] Source: phillyburbs, July 19, 2010;

  • 4 June 2010

    Waste is being dumped in South Cornwall’s Whitsand Bay, as dredging takes place for a harbour development at Plymouth. [mappress] Source: divernet, June 4, 2010;

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society today called on the Queensland Resources Council to stop campaigning for taxpayer’s money to be used on dredging and dumping projects in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael Roche today expressed disappointment on the 4BC radio news that the ALP was not going […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the decision by the Australian Marine Park Tourism Operators (AMPTO) to issue a legal challenge to the decision to dump three million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said that this challenge […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Congressman Lee Zeldin, member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Long Island Sound Caucus, recently called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to phase out Eastern Long Island Sound open water dredged waste dump sites. Zeldin sent a letter to the Administrator of the EPA opposing their proposed rule, “Ocean Disposal; Designation of a Dredged […]

  • 1 March 2012

    Australian Greens environment spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters will challenge the Government today in Question Time on their plans to make profits from the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “The Australian Government has responsibility for protecting our World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, but instead is trying to turn a buck […]

  • 22 June 2012

    The bill that would allow local governments to create a special tax district to pay for dredging waterways and canals should have been dismissed a long time ago, Islandpacket.com reports. The bill has been defined so narrowly that the Sea Pines area is no longer considered as qualified. Also the group that would have most […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Bob Irwin will use his Great Barrier Reef tour with Fight for the Reef to call on the Federal Environment Minister to dump plans to dredge the seafloor of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park at Abbot Point. Plans currently sit on the desk of the Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke to dredge millions of […]

  • 29 December 2009

    Marina waste will be dumped on the continental shelf near Great Barrier Island in a trial given the go-ahead by Maritime New Zealand… Source: The New Zealand Herald, December 28, 2009; [mappress]

  • 24 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mackay Conservation Group will today commence court proceedings in Brisbane’s Federal Court challenging Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s decision to approve dredging and dumping within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The case will centre on the Federal Government’s decision to approve dredging and dumping for the proposed export coal terminal at Abbot Point, less […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens are calling on Queensland Resources Council (QRC) to cancel their blatant propaganda campaign as a report out today, commissioned by the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), shows dredging and dumping will cause significant damage to the Great Barrier Reef. “This report is yet more evidence showing dredging and dumping for ports and […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia today welcomed an opinion piece by three of Australia’s leading coral scientists who criticize the Reef 2050 plan and call on Australians and the international community to pressure the Australian government to do a better job protecting the Reef. The article, by scientists Professor Terry Hughes, Jon Day and Jon Brodie, is published in […]

  • 12 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Warrenpoint Port has cancelled plans to dump dredged material near protected areas in Carlingford Lough due to environmental concerns. Commenting the latest news, Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard said: “I welcome today’s confirmation from Warrenpoint Port that they will not be proceeding with proposals to dump dredged material inside the Lough.” “I want to thank Port […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia yesterday welcomed Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s comprehensive and ground-breaking policy package to tackle the decline of the Great Barrier Reef. In particular, WWF said the new commitments to protect the Fitzroy Delta near Rockhampton and to prevent the dumping of dredge spoil on the fragile Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point, were a positive […]

  • 27 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Australia’s largest environment groups have joined forces to fight the planned dumping of dredge waste in Great Barrier Reef waters. The chief executive officers from WWF-Australia, the Australian Marine Conservation Society, Australian Conservation Foundation, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Get Up!, and the Humane Society International-Australia have sent a joint letter to the Great Barrier Reef Marine […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    According to media reports late yesterday, documents released under FOI show the Australian Institute of Marine Science raised concerns about the inadequacy of modelling to measure how far dredge spoil dumped in the Great Barrier Reef for the Abbot Point coal port would travel.   “It appears the government’s own marine research agency was warning […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Ports Australia, the peak body representing the interests of port and marine authorities in Australia, has introduced its “Dredging and Australian Ports – Subtropical and Tropical Ports” report. The report provides an overview of the approval processes associated with dredging and at-sea placement of dredged material, the nature of environmental monitoring programs associated with recent […]

  • 23 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 12 months, marine works involving dumping and trimming operations, hydrographic survey and water quality monitoring will be carried out at the dumping ground to the south of Cheung Chau, reported today the Marine Department of Hong Kong.  The works will be carried out by a flotilla of […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Media reports that toxic marine pollutants may have been released into Gladstone Harbour due to inadequate testing by Gladstone Ports Corporation prior to dredging highlights the dangers of dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, Felicity Wishart, said Australian […]

  • 16 December 2011

    Morlaix Communauté has announced tender for the dredging project at the Port of Morlaix. This project includes the dredging works at the Port of Morlaix, with the transportation and dumping of recovered sediments into a designated stockpile dumping area. Tender details: Open procedure. Project period: 48 months from date of contract award. Tender deadline is […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens call on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to reject dredge spoil dumping for the Abbot Point coal port in light of further evidence today from Goldman Sachs that world demand for coal is slowing. “The Authority is legally allowed to consider the economic viability of the Abbot Point coal terminal […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed a Senate Bill to be introduced by Queensland Greens MP Larissa Waters this afternoon that calls on the Government to acknowledge community views and scientific evidence and to reject the Abbot Point dredging plan. The Bill seeks Senate recognition of concerns from Great Barrier Reef dive operators, charter […]

  • 6 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has called for shocking plans for an artificial reef next to the Great Barrier Reef at Abbot Point to be abandoned. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director for the Australian Marine Conservation Society said “the proposal to compensate for environmental damage from the Abbot Point expansion reveals the […]

  • 5 February 2016

    After the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers refused to stop Lake Erie sediment dumping, Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge released the following statement: “I am deeply disappointed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to reject the Port of Cleveland’s request and continue its push to dump potentially harmful sediment from the Cuyahoga River into […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens will introduce a bill to ban offshore dumping in the Great Barrier Reef today, as new research shows the government is effectively subsidising the Abbot Point sludge dumping by $1 billion. “The government is letting 5 million tonnes of dredging sediment be dumped in the Reef for the big mining companies at […]