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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plans to expand landfills meet protests

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Tseung Kwan O residents tell panel they are tired of dump's stench Plans to expand landfills opposed Environmentalists and Tseung Kwan O residents descended upon the Legislative Council building yesterday to voice their opposition to the government's plans to expand landfills. The meeting of the environmental affairs panel, which ran ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Waste disposal plans back on government's agenda

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO, Olga Wong

    ... Jolie Ho and Olga Wong Contentious landfill issue needs to be dealt with in next five years, environment official says Waste disposal plans back on the agenda Controversial waste disposal plans including landfill expansion look set to return to the city's agenda, even as residents call for the closure of the Tseung Kwan O rubbish facility. Undersecretary for the environment ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. How to sort out the mess over landfill extension plan

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... five hectares from the Clear Water Bay Country Park and turn it into part of an enlarged Tseung Kwan O landfill which, the government says, will be full 'around 2013-14'. The plan is to enlarge the landfill by 50 hectares, 10 per cent of which will come from the country park. By and large, Legislative Council members understand the problems of disposing of municipal waste. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Resistance to Tseung Kwan O landfill

    Posted Jul 30th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Nine in 10 Tseung Kwan O residents are opposed to a decision that extends the landfill to a nearby country park, a survey has found. The Green Community polled more than 400 district residents to gauge their opinions on the Tseung Kwan O landfill and a recent Country and Marine Parks Board decision for its extension that will encroach by five hectares into Clear Water ...

  10. Police bid to retrieve boy's body from under 8 metres of rubbish at landfill

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police are trying to retrieve the body of a three-year-old boy believed to be buried under about 8 metres of garbage in the Tseung Kwan O landfill. They have classified ... and put in a rubbish collection centre in Sheung Heung Road, To Kwa Wan, about 50 days ago. A rubbish truck took it to the landfill, where about 5,500 tonnes of rubbish are dumped every day. ...




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