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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials to defend Tseung Kwan O landfill clean-up

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 04:48am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... landfill clean-up Embattled environment officials fighting for landfill extensions will return to the Sai Kung District Council today to convince local politicians that their pledges to improve the operation of the Tseung Kwan O landfill are genuinely being implemented. The report to the council is seen as one of the crucial steps for the officials to resubmit, within the first quarter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404857/officials-defend-tseung-kwan-o-landfill-clean
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    HK$1 billion each for funds to boost recycling and reuse of old landfill sites

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Cheung Chi Fai, FANNY FUNG

    ... boost for recyclers, old landfill sites Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has vowed to pour HK$1 billion into a new fund to support recycling and tackle the looming waste crisis. Another HK$1 billion fund will help find new uses for 18 hectares of land at six closed landfills. Organisations such as sports associations and charities will be able to submit proposals for use of the sites. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406383/hk1-billion-each-funds-boost-recycling-and-reuse-old-landfill-sites
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Sneaky' plan for landfills is withdrawn

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 04:12am by Ada Lee

    ... for landfills is withdrawn Attempts by the government to expand the city's landfills suffered another setback yesterday after it was forced to withdraw funding applications in the Legislative ... environmental affairs. The government wants to expand the landfills in Tseung Kwan O, Ta Kwu Ling and Tuen Mun- which will all be full by 2019- to take waste until a planned incinerator is ready. Strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1402617/sneaky-plan-landfills-withdrawn
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Toxic waste mountains threaten Southeast Asia's booming megacities

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... fears that poor planning and lax law enforcement are tipping Thailand towards a waste crisis. Locals had long pressed for the closure of the foul-smelling Praeksa landfill site, wedged between ... mountain", open landfills blight Southeast Asia's booming megacities, as urban planners labour to keep pace with rapid urbanisation and industrial growth. Experts warn those dumps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583114/toxic-waste-mountains-threaten-southeast-asias-booming-megacities
  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. Comment - Letters

    Incineration is not sustainable and poses threat to environment

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:37am by LETTERS

    ... Incineration is not sustainable and poses threat to environment Waste sent to incinerators, landfills and waste-to-energy plants is a major source of global warming gases and chemical air, ... of their activities. Hong Kong's proposed mega-incinerator, landfill extensions, the exorbitant biogas energy plants producing unwanted fertiliser, and the world's largest sewage quad incinerator now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1506207/incineration-not-sustainable-and-poses-threat-environment
  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

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