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  1. The five Ws

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... Karly Cox Your primer to an issue in the news What? Five ships were wrecked in a ferocious storm on Monday. One of the ships spilled up to 2,000 tonnes of oil. At least two other ships were carrying hazardous materials. Where? The oil spill happened in the Kerch Strait, a narrow passageway of water between Russia and Ukraine that links the Black and Azov Seas. When? When ...

  2. Satellite captures oil spills, bringing calls for more hi-tech surveillance

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government should make use of more advanced technology to detect and monitor oil spills in the seas around Hong Kong, a scientist at Chinese University has advised. ... that they can actually use more advanced technology to monitor oil spills and protect our coastal marine environment,' Professor Lin said. He said the rapid development of ports in the southern ...

  3. Truck's 100-metre oil spill snarls up traffic

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A truck leaked lubrication oil on the Island Eastern Corridor in Causeway Bay yesterday, causing traffic jams that stretched as far as Western and Aberdeen for 31/2 hours. ... oil slick was left on the slow lane. The oil also spread to the middle lane as vehicles switched lanes,' Superintendent Albert Chan Fung-hau from the Hong Kong Island traffic division ...

  4. Crew tried to avoid collision: owners

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the ship's crew took all possible measures to minimise the oil spill, including promptly notifying Korean authorities [and] transferred as much as practicable from the damaged tanks,' it said. ... a hole in the ship and released more than 10 million litres of crude oil off the South Korean coast. In their first account of the accident, the Hebei Spirit Shipping Company said the Hebei ...

  5. Diesel spill in Sai Kung river

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The Environmental Protection and Drainage Services departments were last night cleaning diesel fuel from the Ho Chung River in Sai Kung after it leaked from an oil tanker. ... spilling diesel into a drain that links to the river. Workers were using absorbent booms to clear the spill, which was about 1km long. ...

  6. Thursday Think-tank

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Kong-registered supertanker's oil spill causes major ecological disaster in South Korea... and Hong Kong people's first reaction is 'what a waste of oil'. 5 Bus companies push ...

  7. Airport fuel depot must be stopped, say steel workers

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

    ... the lives of people living in Lung Kwu Tang and along Butterfly Bay would also be endangered in the event of an oil spill. The employees' concern group demanded the Town Planning Board rezone ... 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 ...

  8. Aluminium spill kills 14 workers in Shandong

    Posted Aug 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui At least 14 people were killed and 59 were injured by super-heated steam from a molten aluminium spill at a factory in Shandong's Zouping county on Sunday night. Xinhua said the molten aluminium, heated to up to 900 degrees Celsius, spilled and formed a surge of steam and hot air when it hit cooling water, killing and injuring workers holding a meeting around ...

  9. Chung spills the beans

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Canto-pop singer Chung Chun-to (aka Kenny Bee), who was discharged from bankruptcy a year ago, is publishing an autobiography detailing his unsuccessful marriage to actress Teresa Cheung Siu-wai. Chung's book describes how his wife left the ...

  10. Blood spilled in battle over Taipei memorial

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Politician's aide drives truck over journalist The first blood has been shed in the political standoff between the Taipei city and Taiwanese governments over the removal of late Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek's name f ...




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