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  1. Metal spill weighs on city's success

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of processing the rare metal indium, which is essential for producing liquid crystal display screens and solar panels. But Hechi's reliance on the energy-intensive and heavily polluting metal ...

  2. Expert sees planned new energy mix as ill-advised

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of renewable energy, Tso points to practical concerns. 'Hong Kong doesn't have the specific geographic and physical conditions for building wind turbines or solar panels,' he said. ...

  3. Panel seeks more time for train crash report

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai and Stephen Chen Almost two months after the Wenzhou high-speed train crash claimed at least 40 lives, a government panel investigating the cause of the deadly accident has said it still needs time to finalise its report - originally due to be published in the middle of this month. Although investigators had completed 'a large amount of foundation ...

  4. Probe ruled out over loss of plane's wing panel

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department says it has no plans to further investigate an incident last Thursday when a wing panel fell off an Orient Thai Airlines plane ... caused the panel to come off, although industry sources said the aircraft was 'quite an old model'. The spokeswoman said investigations into the airline's safety should be led ...

  5. Panel on highway safety is proposed

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... away from Tuen Mun Road. It is understood that Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung is considering the formation of an independent panel to review safety ...

  6. Dead fish, toxic drinking water... Now for the human toll

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for indium, a rare metal essential for producing liquid crystal display screens and solar panels. Cadmium is a by-product of processing indium. It can cause cancer and failure of the nervous system ...

  7. Railways probe is 'unprecedented'

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The investigation facing the Ministry of Railways is unprecedented, Chinese legal experts say- its representatives having been removed from the panel ... panel, effectively making the Wenzhou crash in Zhejiang the first rail accident to be scrutinised without influence from the ministry. At least 40 people died and nearly 200 were injured ...

  8. Who said it?

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... [Ratings] agencies were one of the motors of the crisis in 2008. Are they becoming a motor in the current crisis? European central banker Christian Noyer The management was rotten to the core and contaminated what was around it A panel report on an accounting scandal at Olympus, referring to executives including former chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa (pictured) who resigned last ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More transparency needed about the health of our heritage trees

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was first officially identified in an infected century-old banyan tree in Kowloon Park in 2007. But the authority did not alert the public or experts of a panel as the disease continued to spread. ...

  10. Man-made lessons for nuclear power

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by an extraordinary report of a Japanese parliamentary expert panel that the nuclear explosion and meltdown of three reactors was fundamentally a man-made disaster rather than a natural one caused ...




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