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Tour operators fume over Great Barrier Reef dumping plan

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Furious tourism operators on the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday threatened legal action after approval was given to dump of up to three million cubic metres of dredge waste in park waters. 

Australian Institute of Marine Science handout photo taken on October 2, 2012 shows coral reef at Halfway Island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Association of Marine Park Tour Operators president Colin McKenzie, the peak industry lobby group covering tourism in the World Heritage-listed reef region, accused the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority of pandering to politicians.

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