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  1. Body parts on landfill came from lab, say police

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Human body parts found at a landfill in Lanzhou on Monday were from a laboratory specimen and not the remains of a grisly murder, according to local police. The Lanzhou Public ... day. But a cleaner mistook the bag for general waste and put it in a rubbish cart. The bag was dumped at the landfill in Chengguan district, where it was discovered by scrap collectors. Police ...

  2. Landfill plan spurs cry for alternatives

    Posted Sep 27th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani Country and Marine Parks Board members are pushing for alternatives to the government's plan to extend the Tseung Kwan O landfill, which will eat into five hectares ... was concerned about irreparable damage to the natural landscape. 'It is not something we can take back,' said the former legislator. The Tseung Kwan O site- the city's most used landfill ...

  3. Fees hailed as easing pressure on landfills

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The amount of construction waste dumped in landfills has shrunk by 30 per cent since the January introduction of charges, the environmental watchdog said yesterday. From ... tonnes of the waste goes into landfills daily. Deputy Director of Environmental Protection Esmond Lee Chung-sin said although the figure seemed to suggest a positive impact from the charging ...

  4. Police investigate discovery of human arms at landfill

    Posted Apr 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Two cooked human arms, believed to be those of a child, have been found at a landfill site in Lanzhou, Gansu province, just a week after 121 human skulls were discovered in the province. According to the Lanzhou Morning Post, staff at Chengguan district's Yangwagou landfill found the parts along with other remains in a white plastic bag on Monday morning. Lanzhou ...

  5. Anger at country park landfill plan

    Posted Jan 10th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Quinton Chan

    ... Water Bay Country Park into landfill, saying environmental officials should not act to pollute the environment. There should be no encroachments on country parks, they said, and officials should move faster on waste-recycling measures to prevent further landfill extensions. 'It is outrageous and ridiculous for the environment watchdog to try to dump rubbish in a country park. ...

  6. 50 cent tax on plastic bags floated to stop them filling up landfills so fast

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was introduced. The Environmental Protection Department has estimated Hong Kong uses 33 million plastic bags a day- most ending up in landfills. To combat the problem, the department is drafting ...

  7. Clock tower may be used as landfill for reclamation

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai and Joshua But Workers demolished the old Star Ferry clock tower yesterday, with the pieces taken away by barge for possible use in reclamation of the harbour in Central. A construction crew that worked through the night, despite desperate attem ...

  8. A 'city of the dead' with room for 300,000 planned for landfill site

    Posted Feb 06th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan A super 'city of the dead' with space for the remains of 300,000 people is planned on the outskirts of Tuen Mun as the government tries to resolve an acute shortage of resting places for the dead. About a dozen columbarium towers and crematorium facilities are planned on a 22-hectare site on top of a used-up landfill near the former refugee camp at Pillar Point. ...

  9. Environmental officials may use part of country park as rubbish dump

    Posted Jan 10th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan Environmental officials are considering turning part of the Clear Water Bay Country Park in Sai Kung into a landfill site. The Environmental Protection Department wants to extend the Tseung Kwan O landfill site to cope with the city's growing rubbish problem. One option to expand the landfill involves slicing off 5.1 hectares of land in the country park. ...

  10. Construction-waste drivers' strike may litter New Year

    Posted Jan 27th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Martin Wong Angry drivers of construction-waste trucks blocked all the three landfills in the city yesterday, protesting against the ineffectiveness of a new landfill ... Kwan O landfill from 11am due to a standoff between drivers and Environmental Protection Department workers. A driver was asked to go back and forwards between the landfill and sorting ...




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