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Science versus jobs: water expert on Adani

A former Queensland government water chief who fears the effects of Adani's coal mine says there's been "an attack on science, versus the politics of jobs".

A former government water chief says the Queensland government simply doesn't know what Adani's mine and others will do to underground water, and that there's been "an attack on science, versus the politics of jobs".

Tom Crothers is a former general manager for water allocation and planning in the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management, and is now a water policy consultant.

He's raised serious concerns about Adani's groundwater management plan, as the state environment department prepares to announce if it backs the plan or not.

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