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AUSTRALIA: Billionaire Insists Reef Makes a Good Toxic Waste Dump

Environment  (tags: world, pollution, water, Australia, mining interests, nature, protection, healthconditions, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation )

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Billionaire mine-owner Clive Palmer has applied for one of his Queensland companies, the Yabulu nickel refinery, to be allowed to dump millions of litres of toxic water into the Great Barrier Reef.

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Aino Viita (0)
Monday July 9, 2012, 2:41 am

Eternal Gardener (745)
Monday July 9, 2012, 3:46 am
People like this make me rethink my career path; I should've become a self employed hit woman! Palmer is a certified nutter with too much money!

Cheryl B (64)
Monday July 9, 2012, 3:59 am

Daniel Partlow (179)
Monday July 9, 2012, 7:34 am
How stupid can you get! Try dumping it into his own back yard (not really)!! He does not deserve the position he holds.

Carol H (229)
Monday July 9, 2012, 9:22 am

Jason S (50)
Monday July 9, 2012, 9:23 am

Terry V (30)
Monday July 9, 2012, 9:42 am
There are no vaccines against STUPIDITY and GREED.

I beliueve he needs a PROCTOLOGIST asap.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 9, 2012, 11:34 am
Breathtakingly stupid and arrogant.

Why do we have to share the planet with fools like this?

Barb Mann (12)
Monday July 9, 2012, 1:50 pm
Could he really get away with this? Is it possible? If so, then he needs to be stopped! Is there anything we can do to stop him?

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday July 9, 2012, 2:10 pm
I Get really sick of this kind of people! And who ca stop this people???

Ioannes J (1)
Monday July 9, 2012, 2:14 pm
Fat Clive Palmer have been eating meat, smoking too much

Feed nuclear and toxic cows, fishes, pork, chicken from Japan and other toxic areas (That's a Solution and Solving problem) and toxic foods serving to Clive Palmer, his family and close friends. He need to taste of his own medicine for being irresponsible business.

And if he dump at Great Barrier Reef, Clive Palmer and Gangs go with it too (LOCK UP for 20 years living and breathing in quarantine ship/ submarine at the pollute without rafts, life jackets, As prisoner, served him dead fish flowing on shores or Served) and Fine HIM and his gangs Trillion of dollars for being a polluter.

Jaime Alves (52)
Monday July 9, 2012, 2:33 pm
Dump it in your home, Clive Parker makes me sick.!!

Sue L (63)
Monday July 9, 2012, 2:38 pm
Let's hope the Australian government doesn't let this idiot do what he wants to.

David C (131)
Monday July 9, 2012, 3:39 pm
Palmer argued that dumping the water into the ocean is the only solution and denied that the water, which is full of metals and nitrogen, would be harmful to the environment; in fact he claims that dumping it will “protect lives”.

Maybe they should dump it on mr. parker's property if it is so safe...or they could dump Mr. Parker onto the reef....not that I condone violence, but this is sickening......

Rose Becke (141)
Monday July 9, 2012, 4:44 pm
Palmer is a idiot end of story

John D (22)
Monday July 9, 2012, 4:45 pm
Palmer is a rich idiot. He would like to be part of the Australian government but they don't want or need him... Don't worry, he does not have the power to nominate the location of a waste dump anywhere.

John D (22)
Monday July 9, 2012, 4:54 pm
PS: Palmer has commissioned the building of a replica of the Titanic. The guest cabins are to have cupboards containing documents with details of the previous occupants who were on board when the original Titanic sank. He is simply an attention seeking moron... The Barrier Reef is safe.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 9, 2012, 5:12 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday July 9, 2012, 5:18 pm
agree with Dan & Tina and hope you are right John Doe

Joy M (169)
Monday July 9, 2012, 5:50 pm
So so stupid... noted

John D (22)
Monday July 9, 2012, 5:58 pm
I suspect am right (for once) Armand. Palmer has been big news in Australia for some time now but this absurd quest for the limelight has got him nowhere. I have not been able to find anything in the Australian news to this effect, so guess Australians are simply sick of his foolish antics. THE GREAT BARRIER REEF IS SAFE.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 9, 2012, 6:50 pm
One more bloviating ignoramus.

Monica D (580)
Monday July 9, 2012, 7:25 pm
The proposal sounds horrible. Perhaps he should dump the stuff in his own backyard. But the toxic waste should not be produced in the first place. The world needs more sustainable products, and a more environmentally sustainable economy.

JM A (176)
Monday July 9, 2012, 9:17 pm

Elsie Au (259)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 1:46 am
Stupid, greedy, ignorant and arrogant! It just shows that money does not help with moral or stupidity problem.....Why not just dump the toxic in his own house...

Gvapo T (22)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 1:55 am
This is sick and insulting!
Dump your waste in your living room!

Veronique L (209)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 3:01 am

greenplanet e (155)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 2:01 am
Some people will say anything for money. He's not a scientist or ecologist.
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