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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    14 Hong Kong beaches closed after 'sewage leak'- but swimmers not deterred

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:11pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... to a sewage leak- but some hardy locals yesterday ignored warnings and continued with their morning swims. The beaches were closed late on Monday night after a malfunction at Tuen Mun's Pillar Point sewage treatment works at about 3pm that day. A total of 95,000 cubic metres of sewage had to be discharged into the sea about 700 metres offshore via an emergency pipe after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580760/hong-kong-beaches-shut-after-suspected-sewage-leak-new-territories
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contractor in Pillar Point sewage-plant leak may get million-dollar fine

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Contractor in sewage leak may face million-dollar fine The contractor that runs Tuen Mun's Pillar Point sewage treatment plant could be fined millions ... departments in terms of communication and coordination," he said, adding it was "regrettable" that sewage was leaked into the sea. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588032/contractor-pillar-point-sewage-plant-leak-may-get-million-dollar-fine
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Swimmers not told for hours about large leak of raw sewage into the sea

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAIR, Ernest Kao

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ernest Kao Contractor 'slow to reveal' sewage leak Bathers may have been unknowingly swimming for hours in water polluted with raw sewage after officials ... and warnings from lifeguards as they swam as usual on Tuesday. At least 95,000 cubic metres of raw sewage was discharged into the sea during the six-hour leak from the Tuen Mun plant, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581292/contractor-slow-reveal-sewage-leak
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Lego ends marketing deal with Shell in wake of Greenpeace campaign

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:04pm by GDN

    ... and internal failures. But in August, the company submitted a new offshore drilling plan to US authorities that could pave the way for oil exploration off the coast of northwest Alaska. Lego's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1613057/lego-ends-marketing-deal-shell-wake-greenpeace-campaign
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... the size of two football pitches, was filled with black and red water, with some material turning solid. The waste leaked into nearby sand, causing huge blocks of red-coloured sand to form, rising ... to China.org.cn. An official with the Ningxia factory said the company only discharged processed waste water in the tank and implemented leak-prevention measures. However, Yu Zhenguo, Zhongwei city’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588600/massive-factory-shut-down-dumping-toxic-waste-chinas-fourth-largest
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... and a giant offshore wind farm now under construction in the area. The population of Chinese white dolphins in Hong Kong waters is estimated to have declined by 60 per cent in recent years, he said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588889/pollute-thy-neighbour-no-rules-pearl-river-delta
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sewage plants need upgrade to prevent more serious spills, says expert

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao

    ... was responding to Monday's incident, in which Tuen Mun's Pillar Point treatment plant spewed sewage into the sea for six hours after a malfunction. The leak prompted the closure of all 14 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581519/sewage-plants-need-upgrade-prevent-more-serious-spills-says-expert
  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Mexican project to feature Chinese goods fined over environmental issues

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... metres away from the national coral reef park offshore from Cozumel, a popular spot with divers, something that may force temporary bans on diving when ships pull in, in order not to endanger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575031/mexican-project-feature-chinese-goods-fined-over-environmental-issues
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gansu tap water contamination blamed on oil pipeline leak

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 06:56pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Cause of contamination that forced millions to turn off their taps traced to CNPC subsidiary's pipeline leaking industrial chemical benzene Oil company blamed for tainted water in Lanzhou The contamination of drinking water in Lanzhou, Gansu province, was caused by a pipeline leak involving a subsidiary of China's largest oil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1478754/crude-oil-leak-blamed-gansu-water-contamination
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Official inaction on effluent leak riles lawmakers

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Lack of answers and late disclosure follow discharge of pollutants into irrigation water Official inaction on effluent leak riles lawmakers Environment officials have come under fire for not launching their own probe into the cause of an effluent leak from the Ta Kwu Ling landfill, as lawmakers vowed they would continue to seek the truth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1311802/official-inaction-effluent-leak-riles-lawmakers

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