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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What kind of waste incinerator does Hong Kong need?

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... River Delta Environment, which is attached to Hong Kong Baptist University. The previous administration's proposal was to build a large 3,000-tonnes-per-day incinerator on the controversial ... into yesterday's forum, with several of the roughly 150-strong audience noting that the panel appeared to be made up of incineration proponents. Indeed, although the conference was supposed to be examining ...

  2. Incineration row smoulders on

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... especially whether, and when, incineration should be employed. More than 120 groups and individuals presented their views at a legislature hearing on the waste strategy outlined by the Environmental Protection Department. It includes building a HK$14.9 billion waste incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau capable of handling 3,000 tonnes of waste a day, and HK$8 billion to build more landfill dumps. Most ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Vested interests driving waste project

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Mega incinerator project being driven by vested interests There were quick responses to R. E. J. Bunker's letter on marine accidents, which he believes would become more likely with barge traffic to and from the planned Shek Kwu Chau waste incinerator ("Incinerator will raise risk of collisions", April 11). Elvis Au, an assistant director of the Environmental ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is the new generation of incinerators really safe?

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We were disturbed to come across a report that India's flagship incinerator in Delhi appears to be creating hazardous air quality conditions in the surrounding area. ... a 3,000-tonnes-a-day monster at Shek Kwu Chau island at a cost of about HK$28 billion. This has, for the moment, been shelved. The new generation of incinerators has been hailed as a substantial improvement ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    European view of waste burners inspires local lawmakers

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Waste-to-energy incineration experts say people in their countries have embraced the technology that is so controversial here Europeans' take on burning issue inspires lawmakers Lawmakers were impressed yesterday by stories of waste incineration projects in European countries- some of which were met with zero opposition and even public ...

  6. Recycling the key to waste policy

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The outgoing government has bowed to political reality by abandoning its request for financing for a controversial waste incinerator at the first legislative hurdle- an environmental panel of lawmakers. Incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying had already pre-empted the plan by vowing to review the role of incineration in a waste-disposal strategy. As a result, lawmakers across ...

  7. Sites for incinerator being studied

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung A consultancy study is considering possible sites for an incinerator, the environment chief said yesterday. The study is part of government plans to build integrated waste-management facilities, including an incinerator able to process 3,000 tonnes of waste a day that is expected to start operating around 2015. Environment secretary Edward Yau Tang-wah said: 'The ...

  8. Newer technology a far better option than controversial super-incinerator

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I actually agree with the concept of using incinerators to dispose of waste, but not in the manner being proposed by the government for a super-incinerator to be located on Shek Kwu Chau. ... are produced, that will have to be shipped back to a landfill, and will poison that landfill and the groundwater. Plasma arc waste incineration technology, which is the much newer alternative, produces ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to spend HK$31b to solve waste crisis

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Seven-year blueprint confirms controversial incineration project remains top priority, with recycling measures and landfill expansion HK$31 b bid ... will be a bitterly contested plan for an incinerator put forward by the previous administration, which has been stalled by opposition in Legco and the courts. Moves spelled out yesterday by deputy ...

  10. Waste-management alternatives to glorified bonfire given short shrift

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... incinerator issue that the current discussion by lawmakers 'has become politicised' and is 'not rational' ('Two ways to burn our trash, both with flaws', April 22). This follows legislators' refusal to support the incinerator plan, and the Environment Bureau's withdrawal of its funding request. Yet the issue has long been politicised and irrational. ...




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