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  1. 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 ...

  2. Lantau residents fear incinerator pollution

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai Residents on the south side of Lantau and outlying islands warn that the planned incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau could pollute their area. They also ridicule the government's promise of a 'clean' incinerator. Andy Ng Kam-ming and his wife moved to Pui O village from Discovery Bay two months ago to get away from the fireworks smoke from Disneyland. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Bid to block offshore waste incinerator begins in court

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 04:07pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A judicial challenge against the government’s plan to build a massive offshore waste incinerator began in the Court of First Instance on Wednesday. Leung Hon-wai, a resident ... the incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau, an island south of Lantau. The island is home to a drug rehabilitation centre with about 300 patients and staff. Leung’s lawyer, Valentine Yim See-tai, said he would base ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Environmental report on Shek Kwu Chau incinerator fell short, court told

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Environmental impact report failed to meet requirements, court is told Incinerator opponent begins fight The environmental impact report for a massive offshore waste incinerator failed to meet the requirements of a technical memorandum and a study brief from the government, a court heard yesterday. Lawyer Valentine Yim See-tai made the assertion ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawyer slams government impact report on offshore incinerator

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com It was a breach of natural justice for head of environment department to approve review that gave green light to incinerator, court told Lawyer slams ... offshore waste incinerator, a court heard yesterday. Barrister Hector Pun Hei made the criticism on behalf of a Cheung Chau resident, who brought a judicial review against the HK$23 billion project ...

  6. Incinerator would disturb residents of nearby rehab centre on Shek Kwu Chau

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Board members were misled into thinking that the distance between the proposed incinerator and the nearest residential area would be 3.5 kilometres. Actually it will only be about 35 metres from ... shown a disregard for residents on the island. The board was told that Shek Kwu Chau serves as a natural barrier to screen off the proposed incinerator from Cheung Chau residents. ...

  7. Environment officials made so many mistakes with incinerator plan

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Environmental Protection Department must be feeling disappointed that its plans for a super-incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau have now been put on hold ('Bureau ditches HK$15b incinerator funding bid', April 21). However, the department's arguments have been flawed all along. It refused to consider the more modern plasma arc technology, with almost zero emissions. ...

  8. Legal challenge over incinerator plan

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com A veteran activist has lodged a legal challenge over the government's plan to build a HK$14.96 billion waste incinerator on an island west of Cheung ... plans to build an incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau, located south of Lantau and west of Cheung Chau, as part of its waste strategy. It would be capable of handling 3,000 tonnes of waste per day. Ho ...

  9. Protesters win right to fight incinerator

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Four protesters yesterday won permission to launch a court challenge against a government plan to build a massive offshore waste incinerator- even though ... that cleared the path for building the incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau, an island south of Lantau and home to a drug rehabilitation centre with about 300 patients and staff. The four protesters come from ...

  10. Incinerator opponents granted legal aid

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Three people have won legal aid to mount court challenges to government plans for a massive waste incinerator beside an outlying island- even though ... If the court grants leave to any of the cases, further hearings will be conducted. The government had sought funding for the HK$23 billion, 3,000-tonne capacity incinerator off Shek Kwu Chau, near ...




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