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  1. So-called renewal policy of URA is now defunct in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... heard that some flats bought here by rich mainlanders sit empty most of the time. It is also common knowledge that some money leaking out of the mainland to buy assets in Hong Kong, Macau and elsewhere is not supposed to move offshore for that purpose- though obviously the transactions are completely above board on this side of the border. So the URA not only eradicates existing ...

  2. HK not covered if Daya Bay reactor leaks, insurer warns

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Who will pick up the bill for the impact on families and businesses of a serious leak of radioactivity from the Daya Bay nuclear power complex? No one- not your insurer, and not the Hong Kong government. And that won't do, says a leading insurance executive. Anna Tipping, Asia-Pacific head of insurers Norton Rose, believes the government should copy Japan and set ...

  3. Mai Po park steps up precautions after leak

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and He Huifeng in Shenzhen The Mai Po nature reserve will take precautionary measures and increase monitoring to prevent contamination following a leak of toxic sludge from ... into the Puji River, which flows into the Shenzhen River, according to the Guangzhou Daily. The report said the leak may have been caused by excess pressure in the mud pit which stored sludge from ...

  4. Urban Jungle

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... The power plant cost will double and this will push up prices paid by the consumer by 20 to 90 per cent. The process of carbon dioxide storage is still unreliable and a small leak will undermine ... energy demands. It has zero emissions and is renewable. The energy cost in its production is returned in only three months of use. Wide swathes of land need to be used, but the use of offshore ...

  5. Chemical explosion kills 10, hurts 120

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Will Clem

    ... An initial investigation said the blast had been caused by a gas leak from an underground pipeline that went through the plant, according to a Nanjing government press release issued early yesterday afternoon. Although authorities kept quiet about the cause of the blast, state radio said the leak was probably caused by dozens of workers who were demolishing old buildings in the deserted factory ...

  6. The wind of change

    Posted Sep 04th 2004, 12:00am by Mike Wall

    ... Hydroelectricity has long been a popular source of power but has downstream implications, which are not always popular. Nuclear power is popular with governments but not environmentalists. While offshore ... with rapidly diminishing reserves, Scandinavia and Spain were among the first to use the available technology, with more countries considering the option. Consequently, offshore wind farms ...

  7. Billions to be sunk into water pipes

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Leaks and widespread pollution in urban areas pose huge threats to supplies and the environment, warns ministry Up to 50 billion yuan will be spent on upgrading ... that leaking pipes and widespread water pollution in urban areas were posing severe threats to the water supply and the environment. 'About 20 per cent of the water supply in cities and townships ...

  8. Nuclear reactions- Richard Lancaster

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Richard Lancaster Since the false report on June 15 that radiation had leaked into the atmosphere from the Daya Bay nuclear power station, local and international media have devoted tens ... information and government advice to ensure we could respond appropriately. In this instance, the media quickly realised a reporting mistake had been made, and that no leak to the atmosphere had ...

  9. Nuclear reactions- Rianne Teule

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rianne Teule Three weeks ago, Hong Kong was shaken by media reports about a radiation leak in the Daya Bay nuclear power plant, 45 kilometres from the city. This incident not only raises ... Six weeks after the incident, a number of questions still remain unanswered. CLP Power, the Hong Kong power company that owns 25 per cent of the plant, revealed on June 30 that the leaking ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of consideration to their fellow human beings fly out the window. I applaud the ban- long may it continue. Brian Lard, Cheung Chau Catch water leaks early Officials should be willing to use more advanced technology to establish the cause of water leaks, given how much damage they do to buildings. A serious leakage problem can also affect neighbouring buildings and this can disrupt the lives ...




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