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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Delay in disclosing toxic run-off makes landfill expansion a harder sell

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... an alert on toxic water leaked from a landfill in North district. Although no one is believed to be drinking from the channel found to be contaminated, some farmers are said to irrigate their crops ... that the Tuen Mun landfill might have had similar problems last year. This was first revealed during a radio phone-in programme; officials later denied the allegation. The plan to expand the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1305807/delay-disclosing-toxic-run-makes-landfill-expansion-harder
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ta Kwu Ling landfill waste leaks into nearby rivers

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Landfill's liquid waste leaks into city's rivers Effluent that might contain a high level of ammonia has leaked from a rubbish dump in North District into nearby rivers, contaminating water used by farmers to irrigate their crops. The leak at the Ta Kwu Ling landfill, discovered last month, was disclosed by the government yesterday amid complaints it had hidden the news from the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1300175/ta-kwu-ling-landfill-waste-leaks-nearby-rivers
  6. News - Hong Kong

    No cover-up over leak at Tuen Mun landfill, says Christine Loh

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 09:54pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com No cover-up over leak at landfill, says Loh An environment official assured the public yesterday that there had been no cover-up about a waste leak from a landfill and vowed to be open in handling questions about it. Christine Loh Kung-wai, Acting Secretary for the Environment, said there had been only one instance so far of effluent leaking from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1300762/landfill-leakage-claims-dismissed
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Legco to vote on landfills next year: Carrie Lam

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 07:48pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Carrie Lam visits affected villages to canvass support and hear views of disgruntled residents Legco to vote on landfills next year The government hoped to reapply for funding to expand the city's three landfills early next year, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday after visiting two villages close to the Tuen Mun facility. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295289/landfill-plans-will-be-retabled-2014-says-chief-secretary-carrie-lam
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Key to good policies? It's a matter of time

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... policymakers stuck to landfills for so long when the world had known for a long time they left permanent and poisonous scars and were not sustainable? Making the history clear helps in explaining ... to cater for future needs, assuming we close all landfills in due course? If there is a high chance that the public would still see it as an obnoxious facility, then should we implement a vigorous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546007/key-good-policies-its-matter-time
  10. News - Hong Kong - LANDFILLS

    Lunch with Carrie Lam? Expect plenty of waste

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Lunch with Carrie Lam? Expect plenty of waste Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is expected to lobby for support to expand the city's three landfills when ... chairman Lau Wong-fat said he would reiterate his call for the government to scrap its landfill expansion plans. "Two months after the Legislative Council Finance Committee deferred the plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1307864/lunch-carrie-lam-expect-plenty-waste

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