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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 28, 2014

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by LETTERS

    ... landfill space in Hong Kong. Having just returned from my home in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, for a summer holiday, I was perplexed and interested in the similar situation there regarding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1581270/letters-editor-august-28-2014
  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 - 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lau Wong-fat vows to block second landfill extension, in Tuen Mun

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 03:23pm by Stuart Lau, CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Emily Tsang

    ... Stuart Lau, Cheung Chi-fai and Emily Tsang Second landfill extension in jeopardy Environment officials struggling to find space for the city's rubbish may have to shelve another landfill extension plan after pro-government lawmakers joined pan-democrats in opposing it. New Territories leader and lawmaker Lau Wong-fat said yesterday he would do all he could to block ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1277933/lawmaker-vows-lead-fight-vote-down-tuen-mun-landfill-extension

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