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  1. Gas network survey uncovers 51 leaks

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... The survey of 450km of pipeline which ended on Monday found minute leaks at three locations- the junction of Wong Chuk Hang Road and Nam Long Shan Road on Hong Kong Island, Prince Edward Road West ... Martin Wong A three-week survey of the Towngas network has found 51 leaks in pipes across the city. The Hong Kong and China Gas Company launched the three-week inspection of pipes ...

  2. More water-pipe woes for island

    Posted Jul 25th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... of water wasted each year because of burst pipes. About 25 per cent of the 900 million cubic litres of water used last year leaked from broken pipes. Mr Chan said the current 20-year plan ...

  3. Nuclear safety drill a valid exercise

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the existing contingency plan, only the uninhabited island of Ping Chau falls within the 20-kilometre evacuation zone. Should a leak occur in Daya Bay, the panic in the entire city would ... A year after the disastrous nuclear leak in northeastern Japan, Hong Kong carried out its biggest drill to date in order to test the ability of emergency services to respond to a major ...

  4. Coldplay

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The British alternative rock group (above) in concert. Mercury Rev support. Wed, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$480-HK$980 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239 ...

  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Major projects can counter flooding in Asian cities, experts say

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the region's booming cities include recycling more water- successfully pioneered by Singapore- and stemming leaks and other waste. ...

  6. Second burst pipe spurs call for action

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... after another pipe burst, 18 metres from the original leak, soon after midnight. The second burst left residents and businesses without water again from 1am to 6am. The Water Supplies Department ... previous leaks in our records, so we considered it to be in very good condition. But because of this incident, we will review whether or not we should rearrange the repair schedule ...

  7. News - World - AVIATION

    Continental Airlines cleared of crime in Concorde disaster

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of service. Experts had testified in the first trial that the piece of metal burst the Concorde's tyre, causing it to damage the fuel tank and, in turn, triggering a leak which caused ... and British Airways since 1976, was taken out of service in 2003. The two companies blamed falling passenger numbers in the aftermath of the crash and rising operating costs for a plane ...

  8. Truck's 100-metre oil spill snarls up traffic

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A truck leaked lubrication oil on the Island Eastern Corridor in Causeway Bay yesterday, causing traffic jams that stretched as far as Western and Aberdeen for 31/2 hours. The truck's tank started to leak on the slow lane of the east-bound carriageway outside Victoria Park shortly before 10am. Police said the driver, 40, immediately pulled over. 'A 100-metre-long ...

  9. Gas leak fears bring traffic to a halt in Causeway Bay

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the undercarriage. As the incident occurred where work was done on plugging a gas leak earlier in the week, Town Gas and the Fire Services were asked to ensure the area's safety. That meant that police ... than two hours before traffic could regain free movement. After completing their inspection, Town Gas and the Fire Services found no signs of gas leaks, and that it was likely that the incident ...

  10. News - World

    Explosion triggers fire at Venezuelan oil refinery, killing dozens

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Venezuela refinery inferno Dense smoke rises from a fire at Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, on the Paraguana Peninsula, where a gas leak yesterday caused an explosion that killed at least 24 and injured more than 80 others in the deadliest disaster in memory for the country's key oil industry. Photo: Reuters ...




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