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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pollution makes proposed reclamation site unliveable

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng worries about health and environmental effects, given its proximity to two power stations, a landfill and a planned incinerator Pollution makes a mockery ... Point and Castle Peak power stations, is along the coastal waters of Lung Kwu Tan. To its northeast is the soon-to-be-full West New Territories landfill. And the government is expected to expand ...

  2. Search goes on for baby

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com More than 100 police officers wearing protective suits spent a second day searching a Tuen Mun landfill yesterday for a newborn girl abandoned shortly ... landfill in Tuen Mun. The two women were being held for questioning and no charge had been laid. ...

  3. Temporary waste site to be expanded

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... surplus construction and demolition waste to Hong Kong's overstretched landfills as this would slash their life from six years to as little as four. Environment officials hoped ... of waste dumped in landfills. It is estimated that more than 19 million tonnes was dumped last year. A spokesman for the environment bureau said talks with the mainland were continuing. A municipal ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Officials ignored consultants' advice

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... to the incinerator and remove ash to the nearby landfill. This information was presented to the department in the consultants' reports but not shared with the public. The department belatedly introduced ... plant and landfill. He argued that the government should pick another spot for the incinerator. Four years later, the department picked Shek Kwu Chau. Tom Yam, Lantau ...

  5. Costly incinerator will be a waste of money

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... measures such as waste charging, food-waste recycling, a ban on landfill and an incinerator to be commissioned by 2014. She also proposed a waste-generation reduction target of 1per cent per year. ... of the incinerator. It would also help create jobs for the grass roots while extending the life of our landfills. It's not rocket science: it only requires a stronger political will from top officials. ...

  6. Cleaner trapped for five hours inside rubbish chute

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Estate in Tai Po and was taken by a rubbish vehicle to a landfill in Ta Kwu Ling. His boss had asked him to clear the chute but did not see him again and called the police. His body was later recovered in the landfill. ...

  7. Leung is forced to flee meeting

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yuet-ngor and Ng heard strong calls to close landfills in the district. Some residents were unhappy that Ng, instead of environment minister Wong Kam-sing, was sent to see them. One said: 'Our major concern is the landfill problem and you send us the education minister. Why?' ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Air quality 'not that bad' near Tuen Mun site

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... to more than 10 of the city's most polluting facilities, including a landfill, power stations, aviation fuel storage and a cement plant. Civil Engineering Office deputy head Robin Lee Kui-biu ...

  9. HK$100m headache for sports shooters

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it was being thwarted in its efforts to build an international-standard range on a former landfill in Tuen Mun. The Tuen Mun range, in Pillar Point Valley, was originally planned to host events ... building a platform to raise the range above the ground to avoid the accumulation of methane from the landfill. He said this alone would cost HK$80 million to HK$90 million. A Leisure and Cultural ...

  10. Blazing a trail

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... have got three landfills that will have reached capacity by 2018. With a looming crisis, it is only now that authorities are taking steps to build incinerators. Ever fearful of criticism, yet another public consultation will be launched. Two sites were identified, both in far-flung parts of our city: Tsang Tsui in Tuen Mun, next to the largest landfill and near a power station, ...




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