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Silt Plumes Pose Little Risk To Environment

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Silt Plumes seen leaving the Inpex Jetty Construction Site in Darwin pose little risk to the environment, according to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

The plumes come amid the driving of steel piles into the seabed in preparation of the Inpex Ichthys project. Whilst the work continued, sediment was being discharged into the water at a rate of 6 cubic metres a minute. Whilst silt discharge can smother sea life and affect light sensitive coral, the EPA determined that damage to the environment was unlikely to occur in this case.

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