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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Minister throws down incineration challenge

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Lawmakers opposing the government's waste incineration plans owed the public an explanation on why a city facing a mounting waste crisis must ... that Leung's platform focused on waste reduction, as the current policy did, and did not exclude incineration. 'It is a task of necessity no matter who is in charge,' said Yau, adding that he ...

  4. Incinerator, bigger landfills cost HK$23b

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The government will seek HK$23 billion in June to fund construction of a waste incinerator and expansion of at least two landfills, amid strong opposition and looming legal challenges. The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has put a price tag of HK$14.9 billion on an incinerator with a handling capacity of 3,000 tonnes on a reclaimed ...

  5. Burning issue

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Green groups have called for the government to cut waste or scrap plans for an incinerator. Do you think burning waste is the right way forward and if not, what are the alternatives? Write to us. ...

  6. Government to burn billions in taxes on incinerator instead of making waste pay

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to spend an estimated HK$13 billion on a new super-incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau to come on stream by 2018. If waste charging is brought in now throughout the SAR, an incinerator of this scale ... Perhaps the department prefers the certainty of having waste to burn for its pet project- and the incinerator, like all pets, must be fed regularly and well to remain operational- and so also ...

  7. Officials snubbed over sludge burner

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a sludge incinerator nearby, refused to discuss the issue with the officials and demanded government ministers negotiate with them directly on planning matters. The demands were made in two motions endorsed by the councillors at the meeting to discuss the Nim Wan incinerator and proposed landfill expansion in the district. One of the motions called on legislators not to approve funding ...

  8. Residents fed up with 'toxic' centre

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... including a landfill site and incinerator, has been running since 2002, but local government gave building approval for many residential estates nearby, particularly affordable housing projects for low-income families. Hundreds of thousands of people have been exposed to suspected carcinogenic emissions from the incinerator and foul air. One village is 600 metres from the site. Zhang Xueyou, ...

  9. Tsang inspects incinerator in Tokyo

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was impressed by the Tamagawa incineration plant in Tokyo, which he visited yesterday ahead of the Apec meeting in Yokohama today, ... per cent. 'We have much to learn from Japan's experience of waste treatment,' the spokesman said. Tsang is scheduled to visit two more incineration plants today. ...

  10. Elusive benefits of incinerating trash

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are building or planning large waste incinerators. While a village like Donglou discards only about 100kg of non-degradable waste a month, many of the plants are designed to burn more than 1,000 tonnes a day. The central government was eager to adopt incineration technology from Western countries, arguing that, if properly built and managed, the total amount of pollutants emitted by all ...




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