Environment Minister seeks review of bund wall claims

FEDERAL Environment Minister Greg Hunt has called for an urgent review of claims the failure of a bund wall may have been a major factor in the collapse of water quality and marine health in Gladstone Harbour.

Environment groups have called for a royal commission-style inquiry into dredging in the port to establish what went wrong and whether state and federal regulators had acted responsibly.

The Australian reports Mr Hunt said he was seeking a review of the latest claims "as a matter of urgency".

Ports Corp stays tight lipped over bund wall allegations

Heavy flooding was blamed for a collapse of water quality and fish health in Gladstone in late 2011.

However, former employees have claimed a bund wall built to contain dredge spoils from the harbour dredging project had suffered a serious failure following design changes to cut costs.

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