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  1. Crises worsened by cloak of secrecy

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the contamination of the Longjiang River, a tributary of the Pearl River, until a week later. It was caused by the illegal dumping of industrial waste containing more than 20 tonnes of toxic cadmium. ... In Yunnan's case, huge amounts of waste, outdated irrigation technology, insufficient funding of agricultural facilities and the building of dozens of large dams on almost every major river have made ...

  2. City Briefs

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fire services called to Toxic spill at airport Toxic solvent spilled from a plastic container at Super Terminal One at Chek Lap Kok airport. The 25-litre container was one of four that arrived from New York on Thursday. Fire services arrived at 11am and doused the damaged container before loading it onto a truck for disposal at the chemical waste plant in Tsing Yi. light rail ...

  3. Electronic waste sent to the mainland despite ban

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... waste. A Sunday Morning Post investigation discovered at least two sites in Ping Che where workers confirmed that the waste they were working on- which contains potentially hazardous substances ... was a shipping container which is believed to have brought in a new shipment of electronic waste. At another Ping Che site, eight workers were dismantling a range of electronic waste when the Post ...

  4. Wrong side of the river

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... waste containing the little-known but life-threatening element, but that no one in the government bothers to hear him out or explain. 'We are worried and are very concerned about the health ... for us to believe that small-scale smelters were capable of discharging enormous amounts of industrial wastewater containing as much as over 20 tonnes of cadmium within such limited time,' ...

  5. Mercury found in wardrobes

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Ten small paper packets containing a total of about 100ml of liquid mercury were discovered in four Ikea wardrobes in a home being decorated in Sai Kung, sparking a toxic scare yesterday. Firemen sealed the house off while an Environment Protection Department contractor collected the mercury and sent it to a chemical waste plant. Nobody was reported harmed. Mercury is toxic ...

  6. Protesters fail to block toxic cargo

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by police. It is the first time sediment containing dioxin is being disposed of by high-temperature burning at the Tsing Yi Chemical Waste Treatment Centre. The process will be monitored ...

  7. Faults in the system

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... putting out other fires triggered by the quake. Inside the plant, stacks of 200-litre drums containing radioactive waste- some with their lids open- were toppled, while water from the spent fuel pool alongside the No 6 reactor sloshed into a pool containing non-radioactive water and was automatically pumped out into the ocean. In all the cases, Tepco officials were at pains ...

  8. Wuxi officials slammed over algae response

    Posted Jun 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government was developing ways to improve the treatment of waste water, and authorities would waive water charges for the first half of the month. Lu Jianjian, of the East China Normal University, ... government embarked on an environmental protection campaign yesterday, including calling on businesses to cut waste emissions and promoting environmental awareness in the community. However, ...

  9. Toxic fears near HK water supply source

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Greenpeace finds heavy metals close to battery factory A mainland battery manufacturer will investigate an alleged leak of toxic waste after excessive concentrations ... there was found to contain excessive chromium and zinc. Although the sources of the water and sediments could not be determined, the environmental group suspected they might be related to the Huizhou ...

  10. Mandatory recycling laws urgently needed

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recycling should be driving the government's policy on waste disposal, but the matter seems to have taken a back seat. Nowhere is this more obvious than with hazardous electronic ... before plans for an incinerator reach fruition. But incineration alone will not resolve our waste management problems. Measures must include a robust mandatory recycling programme that ensures ...




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