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Bauxite Mine Won't Hurt Great Barrier Reef: Qld


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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

October 4, 2012

"The Queensland government says the Great Barrier Reef would be protected from the environmental consequences of a planned bauxite mine.

Resources firm Cape Alumina Limited has resumed planning for a bauxite mine on a wildlife preserve at Cape York.

The revival of the plans comes only a day after a study by the Australian Institute for Marine Science found that coral cover in the Great Barrier Reef had halved since the mid-1980s."

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