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  1. Residents protest over beauty spot landfill plan

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang About 100 Tseung Kwan O residents took to the streets yesterday to urge the government to abandon its plan to enlarge a landfill in the district. The residents said a bad odour from the existing landfill could be smelled from the beaches on Clear Water Bay and private residential estates in Tseung Kwan O, and that they even needed to cover their noses when going out ...

  2. Tang wades into row over landfill

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the extension of a landfill for the third consecutive Sunday yesterday. Tang said in an interview with the Information Services Department that the government should lead the public in reaching a consensus. 'When dealing with issues like columbariums and landfills, most people do not want these facilities to be placed near them. But the government has the responsibility to look at issues ...

  3. Parting praise for landfill

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee Reclamation would be a great answer for Hong Kong's construction waste, says John Chai Sung-veng, the outgoing director of the Civil Engineering and Development Department. Chai, who retires tomorrow after a 32-year career in the civil service, said Hongkongers should reconsider their aversion to landfills. Although there was a consensus that Victoria Harbour ...

  4. Allies needed to salvage landfill extension plan

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to change the Clear Water Bay Country Park boundary. The government wants to allow five hectares of the park to be swallowed up by an extension of the Tseung Kwan O landfill ... Democrats and Civic Party oppose the order, citing the government's failure to resolve nuisances arising from the landfill in the past decade. The five parties hold most of the 30 seats ...

  5. Lawmakers back motion to scrap landfill plan

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Tanna Chong Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly yesterday for a motion scrapping a chief executive's order to take part of a country park for a landfill. It sets ... the Tseung Kwan O landfill into five hectares of the Clear Water Bay Country Park will be blocked, cutting three years from the life span of the tip. Defending the government's recycling ...

  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. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. Greens want land swap for country park landfill

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... for 5 hectares lost to an extension of the Tseung Kwan O landfill. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said yesterday that the Country and Marine Parks Board would hold a meeting ... would consider the extension necessary, said the board had no consensus yet on the compensation proposal. The Environmental Protection Department said extension of the Tseung Kwan O landfill ...

  10. Green groups warn of legal challenge over landfill extension into country park

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government may face a legal challenge from green groups if it approves the encroachment of a landfill extension on Clear Water Bay Country Park. The groups say ... for the Tseung Kwan O landfill extension into a 5 hectare area in the park. Last year, the Country Parks Board, an advisory body to the director of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department ...




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