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  1. Chemical explosion kills 10, hurts 120

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Will Clem

    ... service stations in the area were affected. Anti-chemical warfare troops were trying to put out fire, but their effort were stalled by fear of another leak, according to state radio reports. Hours ... Will Clem in Nanjing and Shi Jiangtao in Beijing At least 10 people were killed and around 120 injured yesterday by a powerful blast at an abandoned chemical factory in Nanjing, Jiangsu ...

  2. Germ warfare

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... front, germ warfare has only just begun. ...

  3. Channel hop

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Discovery to package ecological awareness as warfare: 'If you thought that chemical weapons were the preserve of despots and dictators, think again.' The narrator of Eco Taiwan (left; ...

  4. Chemicals clampdown to send costs soaring

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Proposal to cap compounds in more than 70 products The costs of materials for painting and decorating homes, vehicles and ships are expected to climb as much as 200 per cent after the government introduces new curbs on smog- inducing chemicals. Proposed regulations would cap the level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in more than 70 products, including vehicle ...

  5. American business leader promises to push for cleaner air

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough The newly appointed head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong says he will to continue pressing for action on the worsening air pollution. 'Hong Kong needs to seek urgent and dramatic rather than incremental improvements in air ...

  6. Chemical plant cut off water after complaints, say villagers

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shirley Wu A mainland chemical factory owned by a Sino-US joint venture company has been accused of cutting off the water supply to more than 3,000 villagers after they complained ... their crops. The Nanjing-based Modern Express newspaper reported that Nantong Jingang Fine Chemical, a company in Jiangsu that mainly produces organic chemicals, cut off the water supply to two ...

  7. Push for mandatory labelling of chemicals

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... on the Environment, after a council meeting yesterday. One such compound is perchloroethylene, which is used in dry-cleaning. A strong chemical smell in freshly dry-cleaned items often indicates a high ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Views on foreign helpers like a blast from ugly colonial past I refer to the letter by Charmaine Chan ('Domestic helpers may be worse off under minimum wage legislation', July 19). She answered her opening rhetorical question, 'is there rea ...

  9. letters

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Learning the ropes of money matters Children enjoy Lunar New Year because they receive lai see from their relatives. Youngsters then have to decide how best to spend their money. So far, so good. Yet in recent years many parents have been spoiling their c ...

  10. New engine idling law is a start- but only just

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... So, after 14 years of talk and negotiation, Hong Kong finally has a law regulating vehicles parked with engines running. It has been watered down so much by transport interest groups it will not have much impact on air pollution, the reason we have been h ...




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