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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Letters

    Follow best practice on waste incineration, and think local

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by LETTERS

    ... or need landfills, as there is no residue ash waste. We can set up cluster recycling centres for composting, recycling, plasma arc facilities and education centres where they are needed all over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1573735/follow-best-practice-waste-incineration-and-think-local
  3. 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
  4. News - China

    Thousands to visit waste disposal sites as Guangzhou aims for new incinerators

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 02:15pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com A total of 11,000 people – mostly local government employees – will descend on a landfill site and a working incinerator by July 4 under ... reported. A total of 11,000 people – mostly local government employees – will descend on a landfill site and a working incinerator by July 4 under the plans. The visitors will also include about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1530028/thousands-people-visit-garbage-sites-guangzhou-tries-build-support-new
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Artist Cui Ruzhuo puts auction blunder behind him with launch of Hong Kong museum

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 08:06pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Chinese artist whose HK$28 million painting was mistaken as rubbish and dumped at landfill reveals investor's plan to build a private museum ... for HK$28 million, as rubbish and it was reportedly dumped in a landfill in Tuen Mun. A source from the auction house said it settled the matter by paying large sums to compensate the seller ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567081/painter-cui-ruzhuo-chooses-not-look-back-auction-blunder
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Letters

    Incinerator will create toxic ash with poisonous emissions

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... landfills must be extended, at an additional cost of HK$12 billion- making the real incinerator project bill nearer to a hefty HK$27 billion, which will rise when costs soar, as they are wont to do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1571513/incinerator-will-create-toxic-ash-poisonous-emissions
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Damaged liner caused Ta Kwu Ling landfill leak, but no pollution

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... an unprecedented leak in the Ta Kwu Ling landfill in late July, according to an Environmental Protection Department probe. Department deputy director Tse Chin-wan said the leak was caused by a one-square-foot hole in the liner, but the leachate was contained within the underground catchment area of the landfill and did not leave the site. Earlier reports said leachate had overflowed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1301503/damaged-liner-caused-leak-no-pollution
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Second landfill leakage stokes talk of cover-up

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 09:42pm by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Tuen Mun dump has also been releasing liquid waste, residents complain after environmental department admits problem at Ta Kwu Ling Second landfill leakage stokes talk of cover-up Environmental authorities have drawn fire for covering up the scale of effluent leaks from landfills, after a top official admitted that seepage from the Ta Kwu Ling tip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1300430/environmental-authorities-draw-fire-over-ta-kwu-ling-landfill-leak

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