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  1. We should explore the use of offshore wave and tidal power

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hydroelectric power. It is, however, surrounded by sea, and the relevant authorities should explore the use of offshore wave and tidal power in the long term. The two local power companies should fully ...

  2. Full bore to calamity

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... after US President Barack Obama announced an expansion of offshore oil exploration. Until the blast, which happened on April 20, 2010, the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico rig must have been ... metres of tundra. Much of the mess was removed within weeks, after Browne told his workers to 'overreact'. The leak 'was bad not only for the environment but also ...

  3. Mine bosses blamed for fatal leak

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

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The head of the mainland's work safety watchdog criticised the managers of a Henan coal mine for neglecting safety, hours after a gas leak killed 26 miners. Eleven ... for failing to carry a single report on the leak in its main news show- supposedly watched by millions nationwide- on Saturday. They said it was a stark contrast to the massive media coverage given ...

  4. Task force to probe deadly gas leak

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui A task force will investigate the cause of Saturday's devastating gas leak in a coal mine shaft in Henan, which killed 37 miners and embarrassed the government. ... but 239 escaped. The cause of most deaths is believed to be suffocation. A similar gas leak occurred at the same coal mine in August two years ago, which killed 23 people. The Beijing News quoted ...

  5. Toxic chemical leak in northeast sparks panic

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Stephen Chen in Beijing Panic swept the city of Jilin in the northeast yesterday after toxic chemicals leaked into the Songhua River from a chemical factory warehouse ... smell. I still have a headache even though I left the scene four hours ago.' The incident will revive memories of a massive leak of benzene into the Songhua five years ago which forced ...

  6. Zijin executives detained over toxic leak

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo Three senior employees of China's biggest gold producer, the Zijin Mining Group, have been detained after a toxic leak from a pond at one of its mines polluted a river ... An investigation team made up of environmental protection officials from higher-level governments found that sewage leaked through an observation well and then an intentionally excavated drainage tunnel ...

  7. Officials blame Dalian port workers for blasts and oil leak

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Authorities in Dalian said the clean-up of oil that leaked into the sea when pipelines exploded on Friday could be finished by the end of this week but environmentalists said it could take several months. As the clean-up continued, the Ministry of Transport ruled that the explosion was caused by improper operation by port workers, contradicting an initial statement ...

  8. Ministry plays down fuel-rod leak reports

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

    ... Stephen Chen and Cheung Chi-fai The Ministry of Environmental Protection sought yesterday to play down reports this week of a leak at Shenzhen's Daya Bay nuclear plant, but a nuclear safety monitoring equipment company executive was not buying it. Radio Free Asia reported on one of its Chinese websites on Monday night that there had been a serious leak of radioactive iodine ...

  9. Mine managers ignored reports of water leaks

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The management of a colliery in the northern province of Shanxi where 153 miners remain trapped underground ignored reports about water leaks sent at least three hours before ... the accident, that there were signs of water leaks inside the mine. 'Many workmates and I found that the underground roads were full of dense fog, while some coal faces started to crumble on March ...

  10. Battle to protect Yellow River after PetroChina oil leak

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Diesel oil leaking from a pipeline owned by state oil giant PetroChina has contaminated a major river in Shaanxi province, threatening water supplies for hundreds of thousands of people, state media reported. The leak, which local cadres described as huge, was discovered early on Wednesday in Chishui township, Hua county, site of a big tourist attraction, Hua ...




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