“one property is responsible for 40 per cent of the sediment running into the Normanby River system, and ultimately into the Great Barrier Reef”.

The Queensland Government has bought a massive Cape York cattle station in a bid to stem hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sediment pollution flowing into the Great Barrier Reef every year.
Mr Heath added: "Sediment is mud… it clouds the water, preventing the reef from photosynthesising. Corals need light to survive and mud kills the light."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-22/great-barrier-reef-government-buys-cattle-station-protection-bid/7533216

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