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  1. Comment - Letters

    Incinerator row- officials gave in to political pressure

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:01am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Political pressure led to pristine site being chosen for incinerator I refer to the letter from Elvis W. K. Au, assistant director of environmental protection (" Shek Kwu Chau chosen as the site for incinerator after exhaustive process ", January 18) in reply to my letter (" Shek Kwu Chau is the worst site to build a new mega incinerator ", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1410691/incinerator-row-officials-gave-political-pressure
  2. Comment - Letters

    Shek Kwu Chau chosen as site for incinerator after exhaustive process

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 12:12am

    ... Incinerator site was chosen after clear and exhaustive process I refer to the letter from Tom Yam ("Shek Kwu Chau is the worst site to build a new mega incinerator", December 29). Contrary to what Mr Yam has suggested, we have clearly and comprehensively presented to the Legislative Council and the relevant district councils the process, the study findings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1408027/shek-kwu-chau-chosen-site-incinerator-after-exhaustive-process
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Why the reluctance to consider alternatives to incineration

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:43am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We return to the matter of the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator and the government's troubled waste management plan, which has at its centre the controversial incinerator ... It is already struggling with landfills. Incinerators have produced dangerous emissions historically. It's not clear how safe so-called "modern" incinerators are. In addition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1399286/why-reluctance-consider-alternatives-incineration
  4. Comment - Letters

    Shek Kwu Chau the wrong site for incinerator

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:30am

    ... Shek Kwu Chau is the wrong site to build a new mega-incinerator The Environmental Protection Department repeatedly resorts to incomplete and misleading information in its efforts to foist on Hong Kong a mega-incinerator to be built on the pristine island of Shek Kwu Chau. The latest example occurred during a so-called public "consultation" in Cheung Chau earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1391959/shek-kwu-chau-wrong-site-incinerator
  5. Comment - Letters

    Put incinerator in Tuen Mun

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:23am

    ... Reports point to Tuen Mun as best location for new incinerator Environmental Protection Department assistant director Elvis Au's claim (" Why Shek Kwu Chau incinerator is still the best option ", November 5) obscures the fact that the decision on incinerator technology was driven by vested interests, and the decision on the incinerator's location by political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1353882/put-incinerator-tuen-mun
  6. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Education is the best weapon in fighting public apathy over recycling

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by Alice Yan

    ... and there is little chance of space can be found for new ones. One solution is to construct more waste incinerators – the city has four already – but any plan for a new facility is almost certain to trigger ... in moderation, and small tape measures to keep track of their waistlines. Additional incinerators could help manage the rising tide of household waste, and turn the rubbish into energy. The US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1487682/education-key-dealing-shanghais-rubbish-woes
  7. Comment - Letters

    Incinerator not the answer to Hong Kong's waste problem

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Incinerator not the answer to Hong Kong's waste problem I refer to the letter by Elvis W. K. Au, of the Environmental Protection Department (" Allaying fears over health risks posed by planned incinerator ", December 16). He fails to mention that the prevailing wind direction, especially in the summer months, means that the dangerous emissions from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1387151/incinerator-not-answer-hong-kongs-waste-problem
  8. Comment - Letters

    Rezoning existing landfill sites for incinerator not a good idea

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:44am by LETTERS

    ... Rezoning landfill sites for incinerator will not solve waste problems I refer to Ian Brownlee's article ("Community has the know-how to tackle Hong Kong's waste ... existing landfill sites for incinerators. I agree that the government should give these initiatives some consideration. Yet on a practical basis, I do not see how they can be a wiser use of public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1385340/rezoning-existing-landfill-sites-incinerator-not-good-idea
  9. Comment - Letters

    Allaying health fears over incinerator

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 03:45am by LETTERS

    ... Allaying fears over health risks posed by planned incinerator The information Massimo Massarola provided in his letter ("Incinerator will pose risk to residents", December 11) may be related to old incineration plants before the implementation of the stringent European Union Directive. Recent international reviews show that well-managed and regulated modern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1381464/allaying-health-fears-over-incinerator

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