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  1. Deceptions not confined to property brochures

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as landfill sites, petrol stations and cargo working areas. This follows criticism that one of the big developers failed to show a landfill site opposite a new project and that another failed ...

  2. Golf course for Tai Po landfill gets the nod

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Approval has finally been given to turn a restored landfill in Shuen Wan, Tai Po, into a privately operated nine-hole golf course, the Environmental Protection Department says. ... Wan is among 13 landfills that have been restored since 2006. They occupy 291 hectares but only about 55 hectares can be used. Ellen Chan Ying-lung, an assistant director in the department, ...

  3. Landfill gas plan set for approval

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A HK$500 million landfill gas conversion proposal by Towngas is poised to become Hong Kong's first clean development project under the international climate pact to cut greenhouse gases, and bring a windfall for the gas supplier. The Hong Kong and China Gas Company, which operates Towngas, will collect and convert all landfill gases at the Tseung Kwan O waste dump ...

  4. Resident's writ seeks to block landfill in Sai Kung country park

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... into a landfill. In a writ submitted to the High Court yesterday, Lai Pun-sun, who lives in the district and is a regular hiker, is seeking a judicial review of the decision in a bid to get it quashed. He is challenging the director of agriculture, fisheries and conservation and the Country and Marine Parks Board's decision to excise five hectares of the park for use as a landfill ...

  5. Villagers in protest over landfill extension cite hygiene problems

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai About 200 villagers from Ta Kwu Ling and Sha Tau Kok held a protest march yesterday against a landfill extension that they claimed would cause hygiene problems and further ruin their villages' natural beauty. The villagers, many of them elderly, walked from Tan Chuk Hang to the Northeast New Territories landfill near the border, holding banners with slogans ...

  6. Appeal to halt landfill expansion rejected

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Town planning advisers have rejected villagers' demands to stop an expansion of a landfill in northeastern New Territories, which locals fear will create a bad smell and attract pests. The Town Planning Board said the mitigation measures planned by the Environmental Protection Department should be enough to manage any pollution from the bigger landfill. Moving ...

  7. Fourth day of landfill search ends in vain

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Police officers had sifted through almost all 8 tonnes of clinical waste at the Tseung Kwan O landfill by yesterday but had still found no sign of the missing baby's body. ... spokeswoman said 1 tonne of clinical waste was sifted yesterday. Police were searching a total of 8 tonnes of the hospital's clinical waste dumped at the landfill on December 20 and 21, she said. ...

  8. HK$3m odour sniffers for Tseung Kwan O landfill and town

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Two electronic odour detectors will be installed in the Tseung Kwan O landfill and nearby new town to assess the source of smells in a scientific manner, Secretary ... a trial scheme for the detection and measurement of odour nuisance at the landfill and Tseung Kwan O town,' he said. The detector, known as e-noses and developed in Canada, measures ...

  9. Landfill extension 'inevitable'

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Environment secretary Edward Yau Tang-wah said a 5 hectare extension of the Tseung Kwan O landfill into the Clear Water Bay Country Park was inevitable because the city faced a mounting waste problem. More resources had been put into opening new country parks in the past two years, said Mr Yau, who was speaking at an organic farming event in Pok Fu Lam. ...

  10. Extension of landfill threatens important volcanic remains

    Posted Jan 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New Territories landfill. The proposed new boundary of the country park is delineated on the draft map by the Country and Marine Parks Authority. According to our latest geological knowledge, ... scientific, educational and aesthetic significance. The value and integrity of the remnant volcanic vent will be severely undermined by any further extension of the landfill. This invaluable heritage ...




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