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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. 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
  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 - 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
  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 - POLITICS

    Funding requests face tough crowd when Legco Finance Committee meeting resumes

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, JEFFIE LAM

    ... are essential and urgent waste projects- two landfill extensions and a waste incinerator, and a feasibility study to expand another rubbish tip. Also on the agenda is the civil service pay adjustment, ... waste projects and more likely to get approval. But he said the pan-democrats would exercise due diligence when it came to the landfill and incinerator plans. "We won't let ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1616410/funding-requests-face-tough-crowd-when-legco-finance-committee
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Carrie Lam's landfill plea to Tuen Mun council falls on deaf ears

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai Lam's landfill plea falls on deaf ears Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has failed to persuade the Tuen Mun District Council to support a landfill extension ... said. Radical lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung has said he will mount a filibuster at today's meeting, the last in this legislative session. Lam said the landfill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1280599/carrie-lams-landfill-plea-tuen-mun-council-falls-deaf-ears
  9. 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
  10. Deceptions not confined to property brochures

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as landfill sites, petrol stations and cargo working areas. This follows criticism that one of the big developers failed to show a landfill site opposite a new project and that another failed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694868/deceptions-not-confined-property-brochures

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