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  1. News - China

    China fertiliser leaves millions of tons of hazardous waste

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 03:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Mountains of hazardous waste left from China’s huge phosphate fertiliser industry are polluting nearby communities and waters, the environmental group ... with the environmental fallout of decades of breakneck growth, with popular frustration mounting over hazardous air and industrial pollution that has tainted rivers and soil. Huge heaps of leftover phosphogypsum ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Biodiesel companies want stricter regulation on waste oil

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 10:26am by Elaine Yau

    ... it is not considered waste. But this is wrong. A lot of things have commercial value but they are still waste which must be managed properly," he explains. "Spain classifies used oil as non-hazardous ... drains. At the time, it was relatively cheap to collect such used oil from restaurants, Choi says. But without regulation, the collection of waste oil eventually came to be dominated by dubious ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Five-Year Plan on Environmental Protection had mentioned dyeing and textiles as among the industries to monitor for hazardous waste. ... in Ningxia that had been dumping toxic acid waste water in the Tengger Desert has been shut down for good. Ningxia Mingsheng Dye Chemical Company, located on the edge of the Tengger Desert, was shut ...

  4. Police to search landfill for body

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... will help in the search of the potentially hazardous waste, which will be conducted by members of the elite Police Tactical Unit wearing protective gear. But neither department has high hopes ... Phyllis Tsang and Ella Lee Officers will sift 8 tonnes of medical waste Police on Monday will start combing through 8 tonnes of clinical waste at the Tseung Kwan O landfill for the body ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 07:27pm by AP

    ... to the streets in the town of Luoyang in Guangdong yesterday, some clashing with police, to protest against a proposed waste incinerator, participants and witnesses said. The protest in the town in Boluo county was the latest demonstration of mainlanders' growing wariness about the environmental hazards of such projects- and of the fact they lack public forums to voice their concerns ...

  6. Levy would reduce stockpiles of hazardous electronic waste

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Over the past few years there has been a trend towards being environmentally friendly. One of the most important ways of reducing waste is through having an effective recycling strategy. And when it comes to the disposal of electronic waste in Hong Kong it is essential that we establish a polluter-pays scheme. Many people do not wait for an electrical or electronic appliance ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Toxic waste mountains threaten Southeast Asia's booming megacities

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... to its Pollution Control Department. The rest are at the mercy of illegal dumping- including of hazardous waste- fires and seepage into nearby land and water systems. The department says ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Thailand suffocates under a waste mountain A blaze at a vast rubbish dump made up of six million tonnes of putrefying trash and toxic effluent has kindled ...

  8. Customs seize $920,000 worth of hazardous waste

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... JUDY NGAO Updated at 6.34pm: Customs on Wednesday seized $920,000 worth of hazardous electronic waste and smuggled goods from an inbound 40-foot container from Canada, a spokesman said ... are being investigated. Customs officers have been conducting operations with EPD officers since February to combat illegal imports of hazardous electronic waste. ...

  9. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing and surrounding areas brace for a weekend of hazardous smog

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 06:26pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Beijing braces for a weekend of hazardous smog Hazardous smog is expected to engulf the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region on the weekend, reported ... in the mainland's north will see the measure of PM2.5- superfine particles considered the most dangerous- rise to 500. That is considered hazardous by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Air ...

  10. We have to go ahead with incinerators

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong, both residents and industry produce plenty of waste. In order to solve our garbage problem, the government has used landfills. That, however, is no longer feasible on a large scale. As a result, the incineration of waste remains our most effective option. It is true that incineration is not very environmentally friendly. But it has more advantages than disadvantages. Without ...




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