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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sewage plants need upgrade to prevent more serious spills, says expert

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao

    ... and technology, said that for the sake of the harbour, sewage plants and operations management must be upgraded. This would include biological treatment that removes suspended solids and organic ... provides only primary treatment- the filtering of suspended solids- with chemicals added for a better effect. The more advanced secondary treatment process involves biologically purifying sewage ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway report slammed for leaving out risk of polluting vessels

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in the report. "I visited the marine work areas of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and saw plumes of [suspended solids] surrounding the sand barges," he said. "I suspect ...

  3. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Violence, arrests in Guangdong city of Maoming as locals rally against petrochemical plant

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 02:18pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... to the city to widen previous investigations into allegations of widespread graft in the city government. Two former party secretaries have received suspended death sentences as a result ... the sentence last month for having taken more than 20 million yuan in bribes and holding 37 million yuan in unaccounted property. His successor Luo Yinguo had already been handed the same sentence last ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... the Tung Chung general station recorded 24-hour concentration levels of PM2.5- fine suspended particles small enough to lodge deeply into the lungs- at 128 micrograms per cubic metre, more than ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Where's the beach? Days of torrential rain wash away Hong Kong sands

    Posted May 13th 2014, 12:29pm by Staff Reporter

    ... and paralysed transport services. Authorities said the rains caused about 80 million yuan (HK$100 million) in damage. The high-speed railway service that links Guangzhou and Shenzhen was also suspended ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands in Wuhan see taps shut for a day amid 'stinky water' contamination

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 04:52pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... affected as Wuhan suspended three water plants after detecting high levels of pollutants in the drinking water, just days after a benzene scare in a neighbouring province. The authorities in Wuhan, ... while water supply to more than 100 food production factories were suspended as well. The official, who chose not to be named, said they were investigating whether the pollution was coming from ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban all ivory sales, conservation groups urge government

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... international law. The nations agreed to coordinate intelligence efforts to seize illegal ivory shipments, extradite ivory traders and enforce stricter prison sentences. "The killing of elephants ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    You can't run or hide: Hong Kong pollution threatens vulnerable street workers

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Ernest Kao

    ... Wai-ing. Roadside levels of fine suspended particles, or PM2.5, on one of Central's most polluted roads can reach as high as 70 micrograms per cubic metre during morning rush hours, according ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Improvement in air quality stalled last year: report

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... would be met by the two sides. Annual average concentrations of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and respirable suspended particles of 10 microns or less (PM10) in the region fell a respective ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tough amendments to China's environment law submitted for NPC approval

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 01:19pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... and will also allow company bosses to be detained for up to 15 days if they fail to submit environmental impact assessments or refuse to comply with orders to suspend production, Xinhua said. It also ...




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