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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    A calamity made by man

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... writesMark O'Neill A calamity made by man "To distribute resources evenly will only ruin the Great Leap Forward. When there is not enough to eat, people starve to death. It is better to let ... professor of history at the University of Hong Kong. It is one of two excellent books that give readers new insights into one of the greatest man-made calamities of the 20th century, which killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1022582/calamity-made-man
  2. Man-eating manholes

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... they eat people. Many have no steel covers, so when it rains and the streets flood, they become invisible, ghastly traps for unwary pedestrians. Victims have included students, office workers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458848/man-eating-manholes
  3. Manager detained over molten steel spill deaths

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A mid-level manager with a steel company in Liaoning province has been detained over a breach of safety regulations blamed for last week's molten steel spill, which killed 32 workers, a company source said yesterday. An employee with the Qinghe Special Steel Corp in Tieling said the director of one of the company's workshops where the spill occurred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/590248/manager-detained-over-molten-steel-spill-deaths
  4. Asia's floating time bombs

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... into the sea. It fouled the Spanish coastline for months afterwards. Like the Geroi Sevastopolya, the Prestige was en route to Singapore. Both tankers are well over 20 years old and have single steel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438662/asias-floating-time-bombs
  5. Crash exposes parapet built of weeds

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... rather than steel reinforcing bars. Jiangsu Satellite TV reported that a 48-year-old man died after he lost control of his car, smashed through the barrier and plunged into the icy river near midnight on Friday. It remains unclear whether the dam itself was built using weeds or steel reinforcing bars. A police officer stationed near the river confirmed the television report but denied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989150/crash-exposes-parapet-built-weeds
  6. Airport fuel depot must be stopped, say steel workers

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Steel workers in Tuen Mun are demanding the government veto an Airport Authority proposal to build a fuel depot less than 60 metres from their mill. The Environmental Protection ... the first impact report failed to assess the fire risk from a major fuel spill. Work on the depot was then suspended. Shiu Wing Steel initiated a judicial review in November 2002 after the director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581724/airport-fuel-depot-must-be-stopped-say-steel-workers
  7. Planned aviation fuel facility 'will put steel mill in danger'

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One of Hong Kong's last steel mills launched a legal challenge yesterday to prevent the Airport Authority from building fuel tanks less than 100 metres from the mill, warning that the proximity of its furnaces posed an unacceptable safety risk. Shiu Wing Steel, a supplier of reinforcing steel bars for the construction industry, is seeking to overturn the Environmental Protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426994/planned-aviation-fuel-facility-will-put-steel-mill-danger
  8. Fuel facility 'will put steel mill in danger'

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Court hears Airport Authority's risk assessment did not mention the risk of a 'catastrophic' tank failure One of Hong Kong's last steel mills launched a legal challenge yesterday to prevent the Airport Authority from building fuel tanks less than 100 metres from the mill, warning that the proximity of its furnaces posed an unacceptable safety risk. Shiu Wing Steel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427003/fuel-facility-will-put-steel-mill-danger
  9. Landslide danger shifts with rise in rural homes

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to stabilise man-made slopes] the whole hillside because it will be too disruptive to the natural terrain.' Instead concrete or flexible steel barriers are erected to catch the main flow. ... it is to keep the city safe from landslides. And Hong Kong's chief slope protector says natural hillsides, rather than man-made slopes, are now the focus. The Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO), ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008545/landslide-danger-shifts-rise-rural-homes
  10. Man-made lessons for nuclear power

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by an extraordinary report of a Japanese parliamentary expert panel that the nuclear explosion and meltdown of three reactors was fundamentally a man-made disaster rather than a natural one caused by an earthquake followed by a tsunami. The issue of nuclear safety has divided a heavily nuclear-powered nation. Investigations into catastrophes triggered by natural events tend to acknowledge man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008032/man-made-lessons-nuclear-power

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