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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials slammed for 'cunning' move to get funding for controversial landfill plans

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 04:02am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Decision to bundle application for controversial projects with others was 'cunning': lawmaker Officials slammed for plot to get landfill plans funded Officials stand accused of trying to get studies into controversial landfill expansion projects funded by putting them through an annual reserve fund that allows them to bypass lawmakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1398448/officials-slammed-cunning-move-get-funding-controversial-landfill
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funding request for HK$18b Shek Kwu Chau incinerator gets go-ahead

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:37pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Funding requests for incinerator and landfill extensions get through to final hurdle, despite filibuster and drama in Legco's public gallery ... in an attempt to filibuster controversial plans for an incinerator. Funding requests for the incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau, extensions to the Tseung Kwan O and Ta Kwu Ling landfills and a feasibility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519852/lawmakers-work-through-filibuster-hk18b-waste-incinerator-plan
  3. Comment - Letters

    Rezoning existing landfill sites for incinerator not a good idea

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:44am by LETTERS

    ... Rezoning landfill sites for incinerator will not solve waste problems I refer to Ian Brownlee's article ("Community has the know-how to tackle Hong Kong's waste ... existing landfill sites for incinerators. I agree that the government should give these initiatives some consideration. Yet on a practical basis, I do not see how they can be a wiser use of public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1385340/rezoning-existing-landfill-sites-incinerator-not-good-idea
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... to waste There has been considerable brouhaha over Hong Kong's waste strategy, particularly plans to expand three landfills and build an incinerator on an artificial island by Shek Kwu Chau- ... and even halting landfill use, controversy swirls over ideas for heavy reliance on incineration. Arguments span issues such as location, aesthetics and costs. But what does science say? Using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556646/bad-science-citys-incineration-plan-househould-waste
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Second incinerator is not a burning issue: environment secretary Wong Kam-sing

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... for a landfill extension in Tseung Kwan O and a waste incinerator in Shek Kwu Chau, and that he does not intend to push for a second incinerator just yet. Over the past few months, Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing has been lobbying for political and community support for his waste infrastructure plan, which he says is essential for the sustainability of the city. "[The landfill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474304/second-incinerator-not-burning-issue-environment-secretary-wong-kam
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by STAFF

    ... The government prefers the first option, while business tends to back the second.   Environment chief visits restored landfills Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing and members of a new steering committee visit restored landfills to see how these sites have been revitalised. Seven out of 13 landfills have been restored, mainly for recreational purposes. The government has allocated HK$1 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535770/talking-points
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Police search Tseung Kwan O landfill for body of missing baby

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 11:17am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Police officers began digging at the Tseung Kwan O landfill on Thursday, in the hope of finding the body of six-month-old girl at the centre of a bogus ... the crack Police Tactical Unit are being deployed to carry out the search. It follows investigations that indicate the body may have been disposed in the huge landfill. Crime squad officers have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1373548/police-begin-digging-tseung-kwan-o-landfill-body-missing-baby
  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    No sign of baby body yet as police search at Tseung Kwan O landfill enters second day

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 12:39pm

    ... Clifford Lo More than 100 police officers wearing protective gear resumed their grim task of searching at the Tseung Kwan O landfill on Friday morning in the hope of finding the body of a six-month-old girl. At about 8am, excavators started digging and removing the garbage into marked areas that had been cordoned off by police. The officers, wearing white protective suits, masks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1374401/no-sign-baby-body-yet-police-search-tseung-kwan-o-landfill-enters
  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Body of 'abducted' baby believed be in Tseung Kwan O landfill, say police

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 12:36pm by Clifford Lo and Danny Mok

    ... Clifford Lo and Danny Mok Body of missing infant believed to be in Tseung Kwan O landfill, say police The body of the six-month-old baby, whose mother was accused of staging a bogus abduction to cover up her death last month, was believed to have been buried under layers of rubbish in the Tseung Kwan O landfill, police sources said on Tuesday morning. Crime squad officers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371751/body-abducted-baby-believed-be-tseung-kwan-o-landfill-police
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Further sessions called to clear backlog of Legco funding requests

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Bid to ease backlog of funding requests before summer recess, but radicals' stance on landfills and incinerator mean effort may be wasted Saturday ... landfills and a feasibility study on enlarging the Tuen Mun dump. These are the 28th to 31st items to be discussed by the committee. Lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip, of People Power, said he would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549166/further-sessions-called-clear-backlog-legco-funding-requests

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