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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Marine collision fears unfounded

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... stations on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon into enclosed containers and transported by large specialised container vessels to the landfills. The same mode of clean and efficient operation ...

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    Unbiased ruling for island waste site

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Who in their right mind would select a pristine coastline as the preferred site for a large industrial plant if alternative locations exist, which they clearly do- the three existing landfills ...

  4. Waste can become the fuel for a greener Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... been set up around the existing landfills, where our waste planning basically equates to digging bigger landfill holes. When Beijing put some pressure on our city to have a higher renewable ... So, we are now being told that waste can be valuable, and incineration can be the solution to our landfill issues, but we are being presented with an outdated way of thinking and planning ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Vested interests driving waste project

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... or are set to benefit from the HK$23 billion that will be spent on the incinerator island and the associated work on extending the life of landfills. Oliver Lam, of Lam Tin- well removed from Shek ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 19, 2013

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... day) at each of the strategic landfill sites, thus slotting straight into the existing transport and waste infrastructure on brownfield sites. These incinerators would be in service much earlier than the monolith at Shek Kwu Chau, with all its destructive reclamation and high construction costs, and also avoid the need to expand the landfills any further. Above all, they would ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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