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  1. Radioactive nugget found at waste plant

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

    ... at a demolished cement production line that the watermelon-sized ball of lead containing the Caesium-137 had been lost, Xinhua reported. The news had shocked local authorities, who immediately mobilised ... with the Tongchuan city government tried to calm the concerns of the public. 'The Caesium-137 was thoroughly wrapped in lead in a specially designed container before it was discovered to be lost,' ...

  2. Dangerous elements

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Industry, a private electroplate manufacturer, which denied responsibility and has since closed. Villagers allege that the factory poured toxic waste into the fields while government officials were ... organisation. With the land ruined by toxic waste, which is next to impossible to clean up and which has tainted the food and water supply, many villagers have abandoned their homes and farms to seek ...

  3. Protest barriers a waste of water, say greens

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Green groups have criticised police for wasting at least 200 tonnes of water to fill the plastic barriers used during the three-day visit ... the public and police were guilty of wasting water and the government lacked a progressive policy to resolve the water crisis. 'The government does not see water as a resource that needs ...

  4. Face creams contain up to 15,000 times safe mercury level

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Low-cost face creams have been found to contain excessive levels of mercury, with the Consumer Council saying yesterday that the worst sample it tested contained 15,000 times ... of the samples, a seven-day package of Xinjiaoli Huichunsu, was found to contain 12,000 to 15,000 ppm of mercury. Another two 10-day whitening packages of the same brand contained mercury levels of 1.6 ...

  5. Latest tests show fish imports do not contain malachite green

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.48pm: Six samples of imported freshwater fish did not contain the cancer-causing chemical malachite green, new test results released on Monday showed. A spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said the samples were taken for tests on Sunday. Since August 20, the department has tested 183 fish samples for malachite green. Of these, 18 had ...

  6. Europe drives green efforts

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Hazardous Substances (RoHS), Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Energy-using Products. These rules, most of which will come into force within the next two years, aim to compel electronics ...

  7. Our low prices encourage wasteful use of water

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be wasteful. Environmental mismanagement has already damaged northern China's water sources. Vast areas have been turned into desert and rivers polluted. Unpredictable rains and droughts ...

  8. Ekin Cheng fits bill in eco-friendly role

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am

    ... from shampoo and conditioner to radiance spray. During the launch, at Centra's Watermark restaurant, officials from the two organisations explained how half of Hong Kong's waste water came from homes- meaning products used in the household shower would end up in the ocean. According to The Body Shop, its new hair-care products are biodegradable and contain no silicates, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    HK should do more to conserve water, energy and food

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... SCMP Editorial Shame of waste in land of abundance As a city, we lack natural resources. But Hong Kong's affluence means we seldom have shortages of anything. However, the abundant supply in water, food and energy has made us one of the most wasteful cities on the planet. From food waste in restaurants and supermarket chains to excessive energy use by shopping malls ...

  10. Taking charge

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Evelina Leung

    ... Evelina Leung Skincare products containing gold have enjoyed immense popularity over the years, so it comes as no surprise that platinum has been catching on as the new skin-nourishing ... balance. Skincare companies such as La Prairie are coming out with skincare products containing platinum to balance the positive electrolytes in our skin. According to La Prairie, most ...




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