A decades worth of McArthur River Mine lead-zinc spills
Posted by Anastasia Mortimer · December 17, 2018 3:32 PM
An ABC News story featured online this week, saw former crewmen who worked on a McArthur River Mine barge, transporting lead-zinc concentrate, say that they have witnessed regular spills of the product overboard for a decade.
Posted by James Cordwell · November 20, 2018 3:13 PM
Right now, two of the Territory’s most precious places - the Roper River and Limmen Bight Marine Park - are at risk from the destructive impacts of this big mining.
100 tonne road trains, 8000 tonne barges, industrial ship loading facilities and 2 billion litre water extraction plans are all coming to the Roper River and Maria Island soon.
A timely new report Economic Values of the Northern Territory Marine and Coastal Environments was launched at Parliament House on Thurs 7th June. Authored by some of Australia’s leading ecological economists this report shows that our coastal waters support over 6,000 jobs and contributes $2billion annually to the economy.
This new report shows what is at risk if we fail to adequately manage and protect Top End coasts.
Download the report here today.
BREAKING: extension of seabed mining moratorium news welcome, but only a permanent ban will protect Top End coasts and lifestyle.
Just like taking a bulldozer to the sea floor, destructive seabed mining threatens our Top End coasts and lifestyle.
It has never been allowed before in Australia, but we know that there are many locations across the Territory coast where seabed mining has already been approved or where applications to mine exist. These include the mouth of the Daly River, Limmen Bight, and the seas surrounding Galiwinku and much of the Wessel Islands. Sign the petition asking the Gunner Government to ban seabed mining for good.
Destructive seabed mining would decimate our marine life, pollute our waters, threaten our fishing and destroy sites of cultural significance.
The Gunner Government is looking at seabed mining and considering its future in the Territory. This is exactly the moment they need to hear from you. Please sign the petition today.
The NT coasts are some of the last healthy tropical waters in the world - with mangroves, coral reefs and seagrasses, home to turtles, dugongs and huge schools of fish.
These waters are also at the heart of our Top End way of life and fishing lifestyle. It’s time for a permanent ban on seabed mining in Territory waters. Please sign the petition today.
You can see the areas most at risk from seabed mining below:
Submissions have closed & more than 500 online messages and 2200 postcards have been delivered to the Gunner Government calling for action to secure a healthy future for our Top End coasts.
Thanks to Minister for Environment Lauren Moss for giving Territorians the opportunity to have their say on the NT Coastal and Marine Management Strategy.