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By Elke Nagy     Aug 24, 2014 in Environment.

Once again, serious questions are being raised about the decision to allow the dumping of dredge spoil in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Last January, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) approved a plan to dump three million cubic metres of dredge spoil inside the marine park to expand the Abbot Point coal port. Internal documents obtained by Australia's current affairs program, Four Corners has revealed the decision was made against the recommendations of senior scientists. The story was televised last week.