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  1. Landfills aren't all bad, says minister

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Reclamation in Hong Kong outside Victoria Harbour would be a 'green' way to ease a space shortage for disposal of construction fill and should not be demonised, the development minister says. But green groups say the o ...

  2. Legal challenge over incinerator plan

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... environmental affairs panel will discuss the project on Friday. The city deposits 18,000 tonnes of waste into landfills per day- 2.7kg per person- according to government figures, and relies mainly on landfill sites for waste disposal. Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah said last week that an incinerator could burn 3,000 tonnes of rubbish per day, reducing the burden on landfill ...

  3. A spot of fog

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... location offers land and sea routes for transporting waste to the incinerator and removing ash to the nearby landfill. In spite of Tsang Tsui's clear advantages, the department belatedly ... hired by the department issued a report giving Tuen Mun the highest rating as an incinerator site. Lau was reported to have said: 'We already have a power plant and landfills. Why ...

  4. Burning issue

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it will be built because the city's three major landfills are forecast to be exhausted by 2014, 2016 and 2018. The effects of the new incinerator have been debated since 2008, when a shortlist ... and disposed of in landfills. To clean the chimney emissions, the facility will also use a combination of filtering technology, including selective catalytic reduction (to remove nitrogen oxides) ...

  5. Cheaper and greener waste management alternative to costly Shek Kwu Chau plan

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ash to be dumped in our landfills, our system would use the ash as clinker to manufacture cement. Despite the obvious economic and environmental benefits of our proposal, the government has ...

  6. Talking rubbish

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a waste incinerator since the last one was shut in 1997 due to pollution concerns. Since then, the government has been constantly warning that our landfills are overflowing but doing nothing about ...

  7. Choice of remote island for incinerator enrages critics

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... strenuously object to an incinerator capable of burning 3,000 tonnes of waste a day in an area that already has a landfill. As environment minister Edward Yau Tang-wah announced the long-awaited ... Concerns were heightened when a plan to expand the Tseung Kwan O landfill was rejected by lawmakers last year. The environmental impact report released yesterday did little to resolve ...

  8. Burning doubt

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... landfill and waste facilities, much lower impact on local ecology, shorter construction time, and lower construction costs. The site is on existing ash lagoons in Nim Wan, in the northwestern New Territories. There are already industrial developments in the area, including the Black Point Power Station and the West New Territories Landfill. In contrast, the consultants said, the Shek Kwu Chau ...

  9. Environment officials made so many mistakes with incinerator plan

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on Shek Kwu Chau negated. It ignored the fact that the pollution caused by transporting rubbish to Shek Kwu Chau, and the remaining 14 per cent of toxic sludge back to landfills, would have ...

  10. Neighbours mull legal bid to stop incinerator

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'The government cannot be doing something wholly unreasonable. 'The primary reason for the incinerator is to alleviate landfills,' he said. 'But the incinerator ...




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