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  1. Comment - Letters

    Official's cost claims for mega incinerator are misleading

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 06:11am by LETTERS

    ... Official's cost claims for mega incinerator are misleading Having followed closely the Environment Bureau's efforts to get HK$19 billion to build a mega incinerator, I am ... Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge (HK$5 billion overrun). The incinerator project illustrates the way in which officials fiddle the figures to justify cost estimates and obtain funding approval. Elvis W. K. Au, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ignorance leads to fears over burning

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Waste-to-energy expert says worries over use of incinerators come from 'misinformation' and only serve to delay a sensible option for city Ignorance leads to fears over burning Most of the objections against incineration are unfounded or overstated, according to an international expert on converting waste to energy. Professor Nickolas ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Proposed incinerator will be world's most expensive bonfire

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:26am by LETTERS

    ... Proposed incinerator will be world's most expensive bonfire In reply to Victor Sum's letter (" Promote incinerator advantages ", November 14), I would like to inform him that the proposed incinerator has nothing worth promoting. In fact, 30 per cent of what is burnt will go to landfills. And, based on the Environmental Protection Department's own ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Incineration and landfill extensions are essential to tackle Hong Kong's waste crisis

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 05:55pm by Wong Kam-sing

    ... Wong Kam-sing Wong Kam-sing says after over a decade, Hong Kong must act on plans to extend its landfills and build an incinerator as they are indispensable parts of a comprehensive ... by 2022. From where we stand, this is an ambitious goal. As for the choice of municipal solid waste treatment technology, we are opting for advanced moving grate incineration because ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Shek Kwu Chau incinerator smells even before it starts

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 06:04am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The controversial Shek Kwu Chau incinerator is due to be considered by the Legislative Council's Finance Committee today, and it may be thwarted by filibustering. We have ... analysis. The capital cost of the incinerator has already risen from HK$18.2 billion to HK$19.2 billion between April 16 and October 17. That is an increase of 11 per cent in less than a year. Yet ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... incinerator business' New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins, a group of major carcinogens, across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears over incinerating household waste in cities. But the updated regulation, which took effect on July 1, may not allay public fears and stop protests over incinerator projects, with some experts ...

  7. Two more rallies against building of trash incinerators

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou The tug of war between government and residents over controversial incinerator projects in Guangdong is showing no signs of easing, with protests in two cities ... government's urban management headquarters and another outside the city government headquarters. They demanded that construction of a second incinerator near their neighbourhood be scrapped because ...

  8. News - China - PROTEST

    Pollution fears prompt protests against chemical plants and incinerators

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by McClatchy Tribune

    ... McClatchy Tribune in Beijing Fears over health prompt rise in protests Large street protests are breaking out against waste incinerators, chemical plants and other industrial projects. In the southern county of Boluo in Guangdong, thousands of people marched on Saturday, with some returning the next day, to protest about a planned incinerator. Police detained 24 demonstrators, ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

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

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Fearing air and water pollution, thousands in Luoyang, Guangdong, march and clash with police Protest hits incinerator plan Several thousand people took 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 ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong demonstrators take to streets for second day to protest waste incinerator plans

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 02:19pm by He Huifeng

    ... waste incinerator project continued in Huizhou in Guangdong yesterday ahead of today's close of the public consultation over the plan. Hundreds of people gathered in front ... participants and witnesses estimated thousands took to the streets in Boluo county, demanding the authorities scrap the incinerator project, which would process 2,600 tonnes of rubbish a day. Li Wei, ...




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