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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. HK$4b incinerator funding approved

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Lawmakers yesterday approved funding for the Environmental Protection Department's HK$4 billion sludge incinerator project in Tsang Tsui, Tuen Mun. About 30 legislators supported the move, while eight opposed it and two abstained. The project is to be completed by 2012, despite lobbying from Green Island Cement. It proposed what it claimed to be a cheaper option ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Tsing Yi toxic waste facility may be moved

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Consultant will look into relocating or scaling back chemical waste incinerator that runs at 10pc of capacity Tsing Yi toxic waste facility may be moved The city's only incinerator that can handle hazardous waste is chronically underused and may have to be moved from Tsing Yi or scaled down. The Environmental Protection Department ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Government looks for a new director of public prosecutions

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... to incinerators and hazardous waste facilities in Spain. The EPD is supposed to be undertaking a reappraisal of its waste disposal arrangements since the shelving of the proposed Shek Kwu Chau incinerator ... to assess the risk of dying from cancer in towns close to incinerators and installations for the recovery or disposal of hazardous waste. In the case of incinerators the report found that "high ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn Don't swallow the line that an incinerator is a necessary evil On Monday, the Legislative Council panel on the environment begins listening to reports on the administration's progress on waste management, which includes an update on its plans for an incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau. This has aroused opposition from various groups objecting to the location, which ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Something is 'rotten' in the Prosecutions Department

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... but their applications have yet to succeed. Perhaps something needs to be done to stop the rot?   By no means dead The Shek Kwu Chau incinerator may have been shelved, but the Environmental Protection Department ... foremost waste services company and operator of the two government landfills. The pair of them defended the current status quo and dismissed concerns about the incinerator as NIMBYism. Sita's ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Disappearing paper trail more evidence of need for archive law

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... interested to hear that Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing said recently that the Environmental Protection Department would study alternatives to traditional moving grate incineration for its Shek Kwu Chau project. Let's hope this news filters down to EPD apparatchiks who until last week were still vigorously promoting the traditional moving grate incinerator, which they had lined ...

  10. Outdated plant will blow poisonous cocktail over Hong Kong residents

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... a super-incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau off Lantau. The department should be trying to reduce pollution, not increase it. Its reply that it won't increase it by very much, is just not what we expect ... into the atmosphere. The department claims the winds will only blow this back over Hong Kong 8 per cent of the time ('Neighbours mull legal bid to stop incinerator', January 13). In fact the Hong ...




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