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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs incentives for environmental health and safety

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Henry Miller

    ... Today, it is the world's second-largest economy, with a thriving manufacturing sector and a rapidly growing, prosperous middle class. Until relatively recently, environmental protection ... Henry Miller Henry Miller says China can beef up its health and environmental policies as the West did A safety culture rests on the right incentives China's environmental authorities ...

  2. Lead scandal claims chief

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A local environmental protection chief in Anhui province has been suspended after more than 200 children fell ill with lead poisoning from emissions by a battery manufacturing plant. Zhao Yiping, director of the environmental protection bureau in Huaining county, which administers Gaohe town, where the children were poisoned, was suspended after tests showed ...

  3. What's in it?

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Tests since 1972 have shown it's an irritant for eyes and skin. It may be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which the US Environmental Protection Agency says is a probable carcinogen. The US ...

  4. Drink milk? Poisoned villagers too poor to buy it

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no government officials had visited the village. An official from the Gansu Environmental Protection Bureau said local authorities were conducting air, soil and water tests. While mainland and Hong Kong journalists quickly descended on the area, the official said bureau investigators were probably still on their way there from the provincial capital, Lanzhou. The State Environmental Protection ...

  5. 62 ill in chemical leak at Anhui drug factory

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

    ... with the victims. Anhui's health bureau prepared 25 ventilators and 50 heart monitors. Health, work safety and environmental protection authorities had begun their probe of the leak by last night, ...

  6. Results

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Explorer Holdings, Oriental Ginza Holdings, Pan Asia Environmental Protection Group, Paradise Entertainment, Peaktop Int'l Holdings, Pegasus Int'l Holdings, PME Group, Raymond Industrial, ...

  7. High risk of occupational cancer: WHO

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of asbestos- amosite and crocidolite- since May 1996. Since June 1997, a registered contractor must be used to remove asbestos corrugated cement sheets and written notice given to the Environmental Protection Department. Contractors should place the waste in metal drums or strong plastic bags in a safe place and arrange a licensed collector to remove it quickly. A breach of these procedures ...

  8. Pass packaging Bill, greens urge

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... as possible. The legislation was supposed to be tabled in the Legislative Council last year but has been postponed until April. The Environmental Protection Department says the law requires ...

  9. Taiwanese officials are monitoring the food safety situation and taking measures

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... penalties, enforce stricter food manufacturing standards, strengthen factory inspections and co-operate with the Environmental Protection Administration to regulate the management of toxic chemicals. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    We all need to be citizen scientists to guard our futures

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... The South China Morning Post reported last year that the director of environmental protection, Anissa Wong Sean-yee, had not rejected a single one of the assessment studies she had handled. ... experts on dragonflies and moths, divers and avid hikers. Citizen scientists can play vital roles in our society, perhaps especially in environmental protection. As well as focusing on threatened ...




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