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Scientists demand for new dam projects to be STOPPED in Australia

Scientists are urging that major dam projects in NSW and Queensland be abandoned, warning of significant environmental and agricultural consequences.

ANU Professor Jamie Pittock, a member of the Wentworth group of concerned scientists, will tell a conference on Wednesday the dam proposals are a waste of taxpayers money.

They include NSW government plans to expand Wyangala near Cowra and build Dungowan dam near Tamworth. While a plan for a dam at Hells Gates in Northern Queensland remains under consideration.

‘The proposal to raise Wyangala Dam is an exemplar of why these dam building projects are crazy, it was proposed without a business case,’ Professor Pittock told AAP.

Scientists are urging that major dam projects in NSW and Queensland be abandoned, warning of significant…


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