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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. Two more rallies against building of trash incinerators

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou The tug of war between government and residents over controversial incinerator projects in Guangdong is showing no signs of easing, with protests in two cities ... government's urban management headquarters and another outside the city government headquarters. They demanded that construction of a second incinerator near their neighbourhood be scrapped because ...

  3. Controversial incinerator project on hold

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Construction of a waste incinerator that prompted a large protest by residents of Guangzhou's Panyu district will be delayed until after next year's Asian Games. Under ... A six-month public consultation process will allow residents to discuss waste disposal methods. The incinerator at a former landfill in Huijiang village was supposed to handle 2,000 tonnes of rubbish ...

  4. Shek Kwu Chau is better option for incinerator than Tuen Mun

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Critics have been taking issue with the government's decision to build an incinerator in Shek Kwu Chau rather than Tuen Mun. There have been logistical, political and environmental ... the island 'was favoured because it would create a more balanced distribution of waste facilities throughout the city' ('Choice of remote island for incinerator enrages critics', ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Shenzhen plans world's largest incinerator

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk and Cheung Chi-fai Shenzhen plans to build the 'world's largest' rubbish incinerator, capable of processing 5,000 tonnes a day, in an effort to cope ... incinerator, the Guangzhou-based Nanfang Daily reported yesterday. Lu said public consultations had been held on site selection. He admitted that where to put the incinerator was one of the most ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    New milestone in burning incinerator saga

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Exploratory vessels a new milestone in burning saga Although government plans to build a monster incinerator in the environs of Shek Kwu Chau have officially been shelved, ... possible conclusion is that the government is saying one thing and doing another. The incinerator saga reaches another interesting point this week with a judicial review of the environmental impact ...

  9. Recycled environmental report on incinerator plan falls short

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Edwin Lau Hong Kong people seem to be put off by incinerators because of their impression of such technology from the past- smoke-belching incinerator chimneys of the 1980s. Today's incineration technology has in fact advanced considerably, so only very low levels of dioxins and other pollutants are emitted. Instead, we should fear the plant's destructive impact and wasteful ...

  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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