Don't disrupt our famous breeding: Aussie zoo to miner

The Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, New South Wales, is worried about noise from a proposed mine disrupting its breeding programs.

The mine, Alkane Resources' zirconium and rare earths project, would be built near Dubbo. If approved, construction would begin in 2014. 

The zoo wants an "additional study of the maximum noise that can be expected taken from key locations within the zoo, including the Black Rhinoceros breeding facility," ABC News reports.

Half of the 60 submissions to Alkane involve public objection to "noise, traffic and dust."

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