Shanghai is to introduce new rules on handling dangerous chemicals after a string of industrial accidents elsewhere on the mainland.Thursday, 23 February, 2006, 12:00am
Tough new guidelines for transporting dangerous goods are being drawn up in the wake of a potentially deadly chemical spill last year.
Drums of up to 100 kilograms of lethal sodium cyanide fell from a truck and ruptured near the Kowloon Reservoirs in December, fuelling fears at the time that the water supply or drainage system would be contaminated.28 Feb 1998 - 12:00am
A FIREMAN was taken to hospital only hours after helping to clear a toxic chemical spill on Thursday at a Tuen Mun godown, a hospital spokesman said yesterday.
Two workers who helped to clear up the spill discharged themselves from hospital the same evening against the advice of the doctors, said a Tuen Mun Hospital patient relations officer.13 May 1995 - 12:00am
THE Dangerous Goods Office said yesterday that safety regulations were not broken over the carrying of 377 kilograms of radioactive material and a flammable gas on the same Cathay Pacific cargo plane which had to return to Kai Tak on Thursday with engine trouble.24 Sep 1994 - 12:00am
KAI Tak airport was put on alert yesterday as a Cathay Pacific cargo plane carrying 377 kilograms of radioactive material and a quantity of a flammable gas was forced to return after an engine shut-down.23 Sep 1994 - 12:00am
CONCERNS over the carriage of dangerous goods and radioactive substances were raised only this week by top members of the Asian aviation community.
More than 50 members of the Orient Airlines Association discussed improving training of all carriers and receivers of dangerous goods to avoid accidents which could result in catastrophic consequences.23 Sep 1994 - 12:00am
SHOPPERS should brace themselves for a wave of shoddy goods set to hit the streets next year, the Consumer Council warned last night.26 Nov 1993 - 12:00am
THE planning study and assessments of 10 of the territory's 34 sites for storing hazardous materials have yet to be completed.
The Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands, Tony Eason, said relocation would be needed in some cases, and this would be time consuming.11 Nov 1993 - 12:00am
A STATE Council team has concluded that last month's massive explosions in Shenzhen were not accidents and that the city government, its public security authorities and the operator of a dangerous goods warehouse are responsible.23 Sep 1993 - 12:00am