The Abbot Point Coal Terminal, run by the Adani Coal Mine, is now under investigation after satellite images showed contaminated water had been released into the Caley Valley Wetlands, according to a report on abc.net.au
The Caley Valley Wetlands are significant habitat for at least 22 migratory shore birds listed under the national environmental legislation. The Wetlands are one of the largest intact wetland systems in Queensland and are interconnected with the Great Barrier Reef.
Any pollution of the Caley Valley Wetlands will also pollute the Reef.
Conservationists are concerened the release of water is an indicator of future mismanagement of the delicate ecosystem and have written to Environment Minister Steven Miles to request more information.
"We have no confidence that Adani will be able to manage the environmental impacts of the port expansion or any other aspect of its massive coal mining operation," Peter McCallum from the Mackay Conservation Group said.
Everything must be done to stop the destruction of the Caley Valley Wetlands. Demand the Queensland Government stops the massive Adani coal mine before it starts and holds them to account for any unauthorised water release. Please sign and share the petition.