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  1. News - China - DISASTER

    Dig for bodies of 83 dead in Tibetan mine landslide

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 01:50pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Nightmare dig for entire camp of gold miners wiped out by landslide in Tibetan mountains Only two bodies have been found so far at a Tibetan mine where a massive landslide wiped out a camp of 83 mine workers on Friday, state media reported. There were no survivors. Rescuers pulled the bodies out of debris yesterday evening - 36 hours after ...

  2. Heady prospects for sector

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The identification of potential landslide risks, the upgrade and maintenance of natural slopes, and public education fall on the shoulders of the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD). Several massive fatal landslides prompted the government to establish GEO in 1977 to reduce landslide risks caused by slope degradation in hillside ...

  3. Getting a grip on a slippery problem

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Over the past 50 years, landslides have caused millions of dollars worth of damage and claimed the lives of nearly 500 people. Hong Kong's long history of landslides culminated in several ... of landslides. Today, the system is recognised globally for its thoroughness, rationality and effectiveness. The safety system includes assigning every slope a number and maintenance record. It aims ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Aftershocks from Sichuan earthquake pose threat of secondary disasters

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... a big hit. Known for its high mountains and deep valleys, the area was already unstable before the earthquake, with villages and roads sitting almost in the path of potential landslides, Fan ... than 10 landslides had occurred on roads deemed critical to search-and-rescue work, while monitors at five possible mudslide sites in Yaan city sounded alerts. The ministry issued a red alert ...

  5. Maintenance of private slopes left up to owners

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... engineer, Au Yeung Yan-sang, said although the risk of landslides was halved between 1977 and 2000, the threat remained because of Hong Kong's hilly terrain and heavy summer rainfall. 'The danger is always present, but disaster can be avoided by taking the appropriate precautions,' said Mr Au Yeung. A review of 18 landslide fatalities over the past 20 years showed that nearly ...

  6. Slope safety bid focuses on illegal dumping as rainy season looms

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Construction workers were warned by the government yesterday not to dump waste illegally on slopes as it could create a landslide hazard in the coming rainy season. The number ... on the dangers of illegal dumping. The department received 866 reports of landslides last year, a record high for the past 25 years. Among them, 70 per cent occurred on man-made slopes and 30 per cent ...

  7. Rock-solid career in civil engineering

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hilda Poon Given Hong Kong's hilly terrain, heavy rainfall pattern and high urban density, landslides are always a risk. The torrential rains that lashed and inundated the city in mid-2008 hit international headlines, after triggering almost 40 landslides and 125 cases of flooding, shutting down roads and air traffic. Although landslides can never be eliminated, ...

  8. Search for 12 tough experts to help keep HK slopes safe

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and private development projects. Applicants should also be able to cope with challenges, as they have to be on alert for landslides year round. Emergency teams are on call 24 hours and are mobilised whenever a landslide warning is posted by the Hong Kong Observatory. They have to be stationed at the emergency control centre, ready to go on location and advise the public and police on possible ...

  9. Managing slopes adds to physical burden for local geologists

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Williamson says an especially important aspect lies in managing slopes, which entails carrying out landslide investigations and suggesting ways to stabilise slopes and prevent landslides. He adds ...

  10. Public works lab needs technicians

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... fatal landslides in the 1970s. Now, while it is recognised as a world leader in landslide risk assessment, its remit is much wider, offering technicians and engineers a rewarding and interesting ...




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