Natural Wastes In Queensland: Queensland Home To Natural Resources

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Queensland is home to natural resources such as coal, uranium and liquid natural gas (LNG). These minerals are shipped to countries such as China and India. For large ships to get to ports such as Gladstone Harbour, the harbour must be made deeper and wider. This process is called dredging. The sand and soil that is removed (spoils) must then be dumped out to sea. This can increase the turbidity of the water.

Heavy metals which lay dormant on the ocean / harbour floor. (from previous heavy industry) is stirred up and enters the food chain causing devastating problems.
Increased shipping increases the risk of tankers running aground on coral, spilling oil onto the reef.

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