Abbot Point release reported
Queensland’s monsoonal rainfall has led to the release of water from Adani’s coal terminal.
Abbot Point Operations — which is owned by the Indian mining giant — has issued a statement saying floodwater was released into the Caley Valley wetlands.
“The inspection indicates there has been no release of waters into the marine environment or the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, however floodwater has been released to the Caley Valley wetlands from an authorised release point,” a company spokesperson said.
“Abbot Point Operations promptly reported these preliminary inspection findings to the Department of Environment and Science.
“Abbot Point Operations will continue to monitor the releases and keep the department informed, and is confident that no environmental harm has or will occur.”
The Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) confirmed the water release by the coal terminal.
“The stormwater release is currently occurring from a dam spillway as a result of recent heavy rain associated with the monsoon trough,” DES said in a statement.
DES officers have visited the site to assess the situation and environmental compliance.