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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - China Insider - AIR POLLUTION

    Shenzhen delegates demand closure of Hong Kong landfill sites after choking smog hits city

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 01:44pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Delegates from Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress have urged Hong Kong to shut down all of its landfill sites close to the border after smoke arising from ... on Saturday that the choking smog was a result of the landfill fire. Data from the Shenzhen official meteorological bureau’s website showed a surge in levels of small inhalable particles PM2.5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1354240/shenzhen-delegates-demand-closure-hong-kong-landfill-sites-after
  4. News - Hong Kong - WASTE DISPOSAL

    Government to press on with plans to expand two landfill sites

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:07am by Candy Chan

    ... Candy Chan candy.chan@scmp.com Government to press ahead with landfill expansions The government has proposed creating a stretch of green belt to act as a buffer between an extended landfill in Tuen Mun and residential areas, in a bid to appease locals who have objected to plans to expand the landfill. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing also announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1349309/government-press-plans-expand-two-landfill-sites
  5. Comment - Letters

    Advanced pollution control systems at sludge treatment plant

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... landfills. Considering landfilling is not a sustainable disposal option, in 2003 the government began the planning and development of a sludge treatment facility at Nim Wan, Tuen Mun. ... can reduce sludge volume by about 90 per cent. The ash generated has to comply with the Incineration Ash and Residue Pollution Control Limits before disposal at a landfill. To further reduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1530352/advanced-pollution-control-systems-sludge-treatment-plant
  6. Comment - Letters

    No comprehensive measures to sort and separate waste in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... by the department, then trucked to landfills. The department certainly does not sort the waste at the collection points. In fact, it has refused to appear in the Legislative Council to answer questions about ... will still go to the collection points, from where they will be transported to landfills and an incinerator. There will still be no sorting and separation of waste. And whoever is environment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1550609/no-comprehensive-measures-sort-and-separate-waste-hong-kong
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    Landfill extension plan kickstarts waste disposal system overhaul

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 03:26am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... O landfill. Under the plan, devised to win support from nearby residents for an extension of the landfill, only construction refuse will be dumped there with all other waste being sent to tips in Tuen ... Wong Kam-sing said. The ban on offensive refuse in Tseung Kwan O was promised by environment officials as they tried in vain to win residents' support for extending the landfill- due ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1339954/landfill-extension-plan-kickstarts-waste-disposal-system-overhaul
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Invasion of the flies: Hong Kong village swamped by swarms from landfill site

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Locals believe the swarms of flies are coming from the nearby landfill- and it's getting worse Winged invaders creating a buzz in Tuen Mun What sounds ... by large flies that locals speculate may have come from the nearby landfill at Nim Wan. At Ha Pak Nai village, just a stone's throw from the city's biggest dump, the South China Morning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1330983/invasion-flies-hong-kong-village-swamped-swarms-landfill-site
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Queen Mary Hospital to get HK$1.6b overhaul as Legco says 'yes' in dying seconds of meeting

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:39pm by Tony Cheung, Ada Lee

    ... the summer break. Lawmakers approved 21 items on the agenda but did not get to 17 other proposals, which will now be delayed for at least three months. They include funding to extend three landfills ... the government to reorder the committee's agenda, so that they could vote on the less controversial plans first, ahead of the more divisive landfill extension plans. The government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552690/hk16b-proposal-queen-mary-hospital-reconstruction-hangs-balance
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Slow progress to clear HK$6.8b funding requests to Legco Finance Committee

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:56pm by Tony Cheung

    ... social-security recipients, and end with the approval of the Queen Mary Hospital project. He said his group would not allow the government's landfill extension and incinerator projects- the next items on the agenda- to be passed before the summer recess. But this means 13 other funding requests scheduled after the landfill plans will have to wait for the new session in October. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551993/gridlock-pan-dems-block-disputed-projects-government-blocks-fast

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