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  1. Internet user held by police for spreading polluted sea rumour

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam A man has been detained by police and fined 500 yuan (HK$593) for spreading rumours that radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant had polluted the sea around ... in Japan's nuclear plant has continued to influence and pollute the sea around Shandong province'. He added: 'Please inform your family and friends to store salt and dried seaweed, ...

  2. Firms ordered to file green reports to curb pollution

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Mainland-listed companies in polluting industries will be required to publish environmental reports every year, the country's top environmental watchdog says, following a string of pollution scandals involving listed firms. Draft policy guidelines posted on the website of the Ministry of Environmental Protection say the requirement will apply to A-share ...

  3. Polluters targeted in survey of waterways

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai The mainland's top environmental agency has announced an investigation into the state of the nation's rivers and waterways- the biggest water-pollution survey in years. The Ministry of Environmental Protection's project comes after a string of massive pollution incidents and a grim warning by Greenpeace last week that the Yangtze River ...

  4. Time for tougher action on polluting trucks

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

    ... Authorities should be tackling roadside air pollution as a matter of urgency. They claim that this is the case: the Environmental Bureau and Environmental Protection Department said in their last annual progress report that high public expectations meant this was a top priority. An ineffective scheme to get old, polluting vehicles off the streets tells a different story. ...

  5. Now there can be no more pollution excuses

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has finally got the wake-up call on air pollution that it has for so long had coming. Hazardous levels to the limits of the index yesterday prompted officials into urgent ... to be given priority and taken. If authorities had our interests at heart, timely warnings would have been issued. Instead, predicted air pollution levels were grossly underestimated and the alert ...

  6. CLP Power can take lead in pollution fight

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... electricity producer and single largest polluter is right to say the lack of a legally binding treaty is a 'real shame' and big disappointment. He should be going a step further by pairing ... are public companies with shareholders' interests to protect. But the pollution that comes from the smokestacks of their plants affects the well-being of all citizens. They have to make every ...

  7. Environment watchdog vows to assess heavy metal pollution levels

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The central government's environmental watchdog yesterday pledged to survey heavy metal pollution in the worst-affected areas and along major rivers to find out how ... and the ministries of health, finance, agriculture and information industry. Zhou hoped the ministries and commission could work out a plan to curb heavy metal pollution, he said. The pledge follows a spate ...

  8. Tough action needed now on air pollution

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has long blamed high pollution levels in Hong Kong largely on emissions from factories and power plants in Guangdong province. Clear skies of late have been put down ... the air pollution level at roadside stations in Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok was above the 'very high' 100 mark for 1,066 hours, or the equivalent of more than 44 days. The figure ...

  9. Sinking ship's oil slick pollutes Hei Ling Chau

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on September 16. Three days later the Pollution Control Unit visited the site and the oil sheen was found to be in the vicinity of the vessel. 'The vessel was immediately boomed off to prevent ... it would monitor the situation and clean up any oil pollution if found. Senior marine conservation officer Clarus Chu Ping-shing, of green group WWF Hong Kong, said the pollution caused by the leak ...

  10. Hong Kong investment adds to pollution problem

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It seems that every few months a new and equally alarming report on the polluted state of the waters in our region is released. Decades of rapid economic growth have brought the kind ... life- much less human use. The result should add urgency to cross-border efforts to deal with the marine pollution problem. The good news is that the regularity of the reports coming from ...




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