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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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. Drop the mask

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... STUART BIGGS Hear more about it on this week's podcast. In a world where almost every tourist destination has an associated ailment, Hong Kong fares better than most. Kathmandu, after all, has its quickstep, which becomes two-step in Tasmania and bel ...

  9. Most cite the smog as a reason to leave

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Parents worry about health risk to their children Air pollution in Hong Kong is so bad that more than half the residents in a survey want to move to a cleaner place out of concern for their health. Many people avoid going outdoors and would ...

  10. Harbour views last year worst on record

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Visibility across Victoria Harbour last year was the worst on record. Releasing a study on visibility yesterday, the Hong Kong Observatory said the world-renowned vista was blurred by air pollution on almost one in six days in 2004. Visibil ...




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