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  1. Boss sued for sexual harassment

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A senior environmental protection inspector is suing his male boss for sexual harassment in the office. Woo Tak-yan submitted a writ to the District Court yesterday asking the court to order chief environmental protection inspector Tai Siu-wah to stop any sexual harassment. Woo is also seeking an apology and an unspecified sum of damages. The Equal Opportunities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718158/boss-sued-sexual-harassment
  2. City Briefs

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Polluters handed 24 convictions last month Twenty-four convictions were recorded last month for breaches of anti-pollution laws, the Environmental Protection Department said. Fifteen convictions were related to air pollution, five were under the Waste Disposal Ordinance, three under the Noise Control Ordinance and one was for water pollution. The heaviest fine, HK$100,000, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585810/city-briefs
  3. Clean up

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Environmental Protection Department proposes a HK$320 fine for drivers who ignore an idling engine ban while parked. Is this a high enough fine to curb a practice that is widespread in Hong Kong? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/614182/clean
  4. Tackling construction-site pollution

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pollution in the first place. Apart from regular enforcement actions, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has been adopting a partnership approach to increase the green awareness of the construction trade, and facilitate compliance with laws by sharing with it environmental protection skills and knowledge. Since 2000, the EPD has organised several partnership programmes (including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424330/tackling-construction-site-pollution
  5. Enforcement is key to environment law's bite

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The balance between development and environmental protection on the mainland will undergo a shift on Monday, when a law requiring impact assessments for new projects goes into effect. ... the existence of the law should still be recognised for what it is - a sign that environmental protection has taken its rightful place on the national agenda. The State Environmental Protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426101/enforcement-key-environment-laws-bite
  6. Building giants are exposed as serial polluters

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... anti-pollution laws, according to a list from the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), were Hong Kong Construction (Holdings) Limited and Chun Wo Construction and Engineering Company. The EPD list ... continue to be awarded multimillion-dollar government contracts, having paid fines as low as $10,000 each time they were caught. As a result, environmental lawyers and noise-pollution experts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423023/building-giants-are-exposed-serial-polluters
  7. HK marine chief facing US charges goes on run

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com A marine superintendent working for a Hong Kong ship management company has gone on the run after being charged with four pollution-related offences in the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency said Prem Kumar- whose full name is Premakumaran Krishnan- was added to its fugitive list after failing to surrender on charges of obstruction, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968358/hk-marine-chief-facing-us-charges-goes-run
  8. In Brief

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New charges for disposal of construction waste New charges for construction waste disposal will take effect from January 20 next year. The Environmental Protection Department said from December 1 contractors could register a billing account with its offices. Registration is mandatory for all work contracts worth more than $1 million, but exemption will be given to contracts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517142/brief
  9. In Brief

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for breaking anti-pollution laws Thirty-one convictions were recorded last month for breaches of anti-pollution laws, the Environmental Protection Department said. Seventeen convictions were related to air pollution, seven under the Waste Disposal Ordinance, three under the Noise Control Ordinance, two were for water pollution and two were related to the Environmental Assessment Ordinance. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600964/brief
  10. Smugglers of banned electronic waste slip through net

    Posted Feb 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Environmental protection agency seeks to plug loopholes exploited by importers Smugglers of banned electronic waste are exhausting all means and testing every legal loophole to defend themselves in court, making prosecution and conviction increasingly difficult, a senior environment official said. Environmental Protection Department assistant director Benny Wong Yiu-kam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582410/smugglers-banned-electronic-waste-slip-through-net

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