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  1. 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 ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams It's shameful that research into building an incinerator in Hong Kong does not properly address the hazards it may bring Bad science in rubbish plan may lay city to waste There has been considerable brouhaha over Hong Kong's waste strategy, particularly plans to expand three landfills and build an incinerator on an artificial island by Shek Kwu Chau- ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Taxpayers should not pay more than their fair share for overpriced incinerator

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:20pm by Tom Yam

    ... Tom Yam Tom Yam calls on legislators to scrutinise the sums before any approval Incinerator's hefty price tag defies guidelines and sense Tomorrow, the Legislative Council's Finance Committee faces a crucial vote on whether to fund the Environment Bureau's mega incinerator to be built on Shek Kwu Chau island. The bureau wants HK$18.24 billion in initial capital ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Incinerator proposal goes to Legco for funding

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:39am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The Environment Bureau's mega-incinerator proposal goes before the Legislative Council's Finance Committee today. As readers will be aware, it has attracted considerable opposition. The bureau has tried to characterise this as purely nimby (not in my backyard) opposition. However, there is more to it than this. Current estimates are that the incinerator ...

  5. News - China

    Thousands to visit waste disposal sites as Guangzhou aims for new incinerators

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 02:15pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com A total of 11,000 people – mostly local government employees – will descend on a landfill site and a working incinerator by July 4 under the municipal government plans Thousands of people will be invited to visit two waste disposal sites as Guangzhou tries to build support for new incinerator projects, the Southern Metropolis Daily ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Sewage sludge incinerator generates a lot of pollution

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:44am by LETTERS

    ... Incinerator for sewage sludge generating a lot of air pollution Official information on the completion, operation and output of the world's largest sewage sludge incinerator, in Tuen ... partially removed. This incinerator uses mature moving grate technology with open cycle, atmospheric oxygen, carbon to air, low temperature, combustion incineration. It does not use the more modern ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Shek Kwu Chau incinerator will threaten 'vulnerable' finless porpoises

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... Shek Kwu Chau incinerator will threaten porpoises I wonder how many legislators that are on the Legco public works subcommittee for the integrated waste management facility and who ... of these porpoises swimming in the exact same area where the proposed integrated waste management facility, or mega incinerator as it is otherwise more commonly known, is proposed to be built. These mammals ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funding request for HK$18b Shek Kwu Chau incinerator gets go-ahead

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:37pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Funding requests for incinerator and landfill extensions get through to final hurdle, despite filibuster and drama in Legco's public gallery ... in an attempt to filibuster controversial plans for an incinerator. Funding requests for the incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau, extensions to the Tseung Kwan O and Ta Kwu Ling landfills and a feasibility ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Elvis Au yet to convince on case for an incinerator in Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:19am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The assistant director of the Environmental Protection Department, Elvis Au, has responded to criticisms of the proposed Shek Kwu Chau incinerator in a letter ... waste (MSW). It is no doubt true that modern incinerators have substantially reduced emission levels. But this is not to say, as Au claims, that they do not pose a risk to public health. Indeed ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Proposed incinerator will meet latest EU emission standards

    Posted May 26th 2014, 03:43am by LETTERS

    ... Proposed incinerator will meet latest EU emission standards I refer to the letters by Martin Williams (" Officials have failed to convince public about merits of incinerator ", May 1) and Charlie Chan (" Incineration plans are outdated ", May 10) and the columns by Philip Bowring (" The politics of self-interest rules in Hong Kong ", May 4) ...




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