Great Barrier Reef Report Card Released
Source: Herald Sun
August 12, 2011
"About 28,000 kilograms of pesticides enter the Great Barrier Reef annually, a new report shows.
The overall health and water quality of the reef has been rated as moderate in the federal and Queensland governments' first report card into the reef's health.
The report, released afternoon, is based on 2008 to 2009 data and does not include the effects of Cyclone Yasi and Queensland's floods.
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke said it's an important step to monitoring the impact of runoff and sediment on the reef."
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