Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What is Gladstone's LNG development really doing to the environment?

What is Gladstone's LNG development really doing to the environment?

The Queensland port city of Gladstone has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately.

Fish and other marine life have been infected by a strange parasite that seemed to make the leap to humans. The outbreak led to a local fishing ban which was recently overturned, despite lingering concerns about water quality and the health of fish.

Some commentators have suggested liquified natural gas (LNG) developments on nearby Curtis Island could be responsible for the ill health of marine life and the flow-on effects.

So what sort of assessments were done to predict the environmental effects of LNG developments? Was enough done? And what will be the long-term effects for the local environment and the people of Gladstone?

2 comments:

  1. LNG = very dirty energy.

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  2. I've seen this in national geographic.

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