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  1. Environmental officer who dumped toxins convicted

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A former environmental protection official in the Hubei provincial capital, Wuhan, has been given a suspended one-year prison sentence for his role in the illegal dumping ... District Environmental Protection Bureau, was given the toxic waste for disposal by a local ether manufacturer. The court said Wang not only failed to properly handle the waste, but also allowed ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Rethink needed on river protection

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of these stretches of water. An emphasis should now be placed on more environmentally friendly methods of flood control. There is also a case for passing a comprehensive river protection law. This would ... the community and prompted public calls for Hong Kong's rivers and streams to be better protected. But it was also important that those responsible for the crime were punished. Otherwise, ...

  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 ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Traffic, not bridge, 'cause of pollution'

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Ordinance is neither toothless nor the only legislative tool available to protect Hong Kong's environment, the Court of Appeal heard yesterday. Benjamin Yu, for the Environmental Protection Department, made this submission in the government's appeal against a court ruling that quashed ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Officials to be punished for pollution

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... or lose promotion opportunities, the mainland's top environmental official has warned. The pledge by Zhou Shengxian, director of the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa), came ... inadequate government spending on environmental protection and obstruction by local authorities made it difficult for grass-roots watchdogs to function. Local environmental chiefs often have to face ...

  10. 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, ...




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