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Explosion triggers fire at Venezuelan oil refinery, killing dozens

Explosion triggers fire at Venezuelan oil refinery, killing dozens

Dense smoke rises from a fire at Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, on the Paraguana Peninsula, where a gas leak yesterday caused an explosion that killed at least 24 and injured more than 80 others in the deadliest disaster in memory for the country's key oil industry.

Sunday, 26 August, 2012, 10:18am

Corrections & clarifications

Judith Waldron's letter ('Too early to say that spill is not toxic', August 10) said, incorrectly, that plastic particles at sea absorb persistent organic pollutants onto their surfaces. It should have said the particles adsorb these pollutants. The error was introduced in the editing process.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm

Guangzhou scheme restricting private cars could be adopted in HK

As Hong Kong is an international finance hub, it attracts a lot of investors and other professionals.

While many are happy to live here, often for a long time, some are expressing misgivings regarding the levels of pollution in the city. This is a problem that all Hongkongers should be concerned about.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Health bites

Passing out parade

15 Aug 2012 - 11:05pm

Act now on air pollution too

When the government announced on Thursday that the chief executive will break with tradition and deliver his first policy address in January instead of October, we trust Leung Chun-ying looked out of his window and reflected on the view from Government House - or what you could see of it.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

'Warn public on health risks of air pollution'

Air pollution experts have again called for a new alert system to warn the public about health risks created by extreme pollution like the grey pall over Hong Kong yesterday.

They issued the appeal as the city choked for a second consecutive day in what green activists called 'life-threatening' levels of air pollution.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Lai See

Kids wheezing Down Under - what about those in HK?

There is less than cheery news from Australia on the subject of air pollution and child health.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Stink of Guangzhou garbage plan refuses to go away

Hundreds of residents of Qingyuan and Guangzhou took to the streets on June 10 to protest against a plan to build a garbage incinerator in Guangzhou's Huadu district, close to Qingyuan.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am