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  1. Study backs incinerators but says five, not two, needed

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Five incinerators- one in each of the Legislative Council's geographical constituencies- should be built to handle the city's daily load of 10,000 tonnes of rubbish, not just the two proposed. That is among recommendations in a Baptist University study, released yesterday, into use of incineration to rid the city of its solid waste. The report cites ...

  2. Should the government build incinerators in Hong Kong?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... disposal and, in desperation, some people have turned to incinerators as a solution. I think incineration is harmful to our health and there are better alternatives. Incineration involves ... the release of toxic substances which can damage our nervous system. Besides, building incinerators could have an adverse impact on our economy. Surveys have shown that property values near ...

  3. Landfill vote puts incinerator on front burner

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Incinerators or landfills? In the wake of the opposition to the landfill extension plan at Tseung Kwan O, the government is being backed into a corner to put incineration ... the city's 18,000 tonnes of daily waste, Tsang vowed to learn from the experience of Japan, where the community accepts incineration facilities close to their homes. His comments were well received ...

  4. Island incinerator will not use Japan's clean-burn technology

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I write regarding the government's decision to build its incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau off Lantau. There is considerable government misinformation about how new clean-burn technology works in Japan, where incinerators are sited within urban areas, However, that is not what we are going to get in Hong Kong. The Japanese system only works because of meticulous sorting, ...

  5. Incinerator on island 'to add pollution'

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Maggie Tam An incinerator on an artificial island near south Lantau would bring more air pollution to several pollution hot spots in the city than it would if the plant ... over Tsang Tsui because trips to dispose of waste on the island would be shorter. The incinerator also would bring jobs and other benefits to nearby places such as Cheung Chau. The impact study ...

  6. Heated pools and Deep Bay views, but it's still just a sludge incinerator

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mun is merely an incinerator for processing sludge from sewage treatment plants. Needless to say, it has not won over local politicians, who staunchly oppose any idea of building a solid-waste incinerator beside it. Tuen Mun district councillors consulted about the sludge plant's design said it would be the last unpopular facility they would accept. Councillor Lothar Lee Hung-sham said ...

  7. Traditional coffins don't fit new crematorium

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... incinerators are big enough for Chinese-style coffins. And the largest of the incinerators is too big for many western-style coffins, resulting in them falling off their support frame. Reports ... structure of the new over-sized incinerator. 'The reason we needed a frame to support the coffins was that the incinerator would first burn the coffins on the upper level. 'After ...

  8. Guangzhou residents say no to proposal for second incinerator

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Guangzhou residents are firmly against the local government's plan to build a massive waste incinerator, highlighting the mainland's growing problem with refuse ... for provincial leaders, said they did not want a second incinerator built in the city, the China News Service reported yesterday. A report based on the survey has been sent to Mayor Zhang Guangning ...

  9. Villa residents to fight incinerator project

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Lawyer Huang Xiaoshan knows he is fighting a losing battle against an incinerator that will be built on his doorstep, but he has no regrets. Not even after he ... said. 'Once the incinerator is built, it will be too late to complain about its devastating impact on our health.' He lives in Napa Valley, a villa estate next to Beijing's ...

  10. Waste incinerator opponents 'have the wrong target'

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Company chief says cross-border pollution is a greater threat Tuen Mun residents have more to fear from cross-border pollution than a proposed waste incineration trial ... living in Lung Kwu Tan, I would be concerned too. 'But I guess they have picked a wrong target.' A 20-metre-high compact incinerator has been built adjacent to the production plant ...




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