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Coal trains should cover up to prevent dust in suburbs, says Newman

Admin Keep Queensland Beautiful - Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has flagged the possibility that coal trains will eventually have to be covered to minimise dust exposure for those living along the rail line.

Speaking on ABC Radio today, the Premier revealed he had taken note of the concerns raised in in the past week about increasing tonnages through metropolitan urban areas.

"I think it's incumbent upon (the coal mines) to start to move to better forms of practice," said Mr Newman.

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