Daya Bay

CNOOC refinery blames ocean currents for dead eels in Daya Bay

Dead eels wash up on a beach at Daya Bay, Guangdong province, last week. Photo: Screenshot via Sina Weibo

A subsidiary of China's largest offshore energy producer CNOOC has said it had not caused a massive fish die-off in Daya Bay, some 40 kilometres east of Hong Kong.

Wednesday, 17 July, 2013, 5:17am

Drill at Daya Bay 'no PR exercise'

A two-day emergency drill that aims to test the city's ability to respond to a nuclear accident is no public relations show, the security chief says amid criticism that the exercise is ineffective.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Daya Bay drill to test safety plans

Overseas experts and International Atomic Energy Agency officials will observe a two-day drill next week - the first in 15 years - to test the city's emergency procedures for a nuclear accident at Daya Bay.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Cosmic sleuths on the case

It's not every day you get to help determine a fundamental constant of nature and a new phenomenon in particle physics. But an international team of scientists believes they have done just that, at an underground site near Daya Bay's nuclear plants.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Fukushima mother's nuclear challenge

A single mother from the radiation-contaminated Japanese city of Fukushima will challenge Hong Kong's three chief executive contenders face to face on issues of nuclear safety and clean energy on Saturday, a green group says.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A Sino-US matter of great import

Why is there something rather than nothing, the great 17th-century philosopher and mathematician Leibniz famously asked. Physicists may be close to getting an answer from experiments being performed at the Daya Bay nuclear power plant.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Experiments at Daya Bay shed light on antimatter

In an attempt to understand the origins of matter, Chinese and US scientists have begun a multimillion-dollar collaboration at the Daya Bay nuclear facility, the power station northeast of Hong Kong that provides the city with most of its electricity.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Daya Bay begins quest to find cosmic answers

A groundbreaking experiment to find answers about the origins of the universe has begun at Daya Bay, the nuclear facility north of the border that provides the bulk of Hong Kong's electricity.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Mong Kok site to be rezoned commercial

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Public to be involved in nuclear drill

Hong Kong's first nuclear safety drill in more than a decade could involve more than 1,000 city residents, if officials decide to expand the 'emergency zone'' around the Daya Bay nuclear complex from a 20 kilometre to a 30 kilometre radius.

Tung Lung Chau, home to just two people, is the only Hong Kong territory within the 20 kilometre zone around the mainland plant.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Nuclear power not the answer to HK's needs

Last month's huge earthquake off the coast of Japan led to a tsunami that killed thousands of people. The Fukushima nuclear power plant was damaged by the giant waves, with radiation leaking into the sea and atmosphere.

The radiation leaks are a potentially serious health risk, not only to Japanese people, but everyone around the world.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Daya Bay in nuclear safety success

The Daya Bay nuclear plant in Guangdong has won top marks in a safety competition organised by Electricite de France - a leading Paris-based nuclear energy company.

2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

HK activists plan anti-nuclear march

As Japan battles to bring its renegade nuclear reactors under control, other countries are reviewing their own nuclear power plans.

The 9.0-magtitude quake that hit the islands on March 11, and the resultant tsunami damaged one of the country's nuclear reactors.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Rethink on tapping more nuclear energy

The Hong Kong government will reconsider its plan to expand the supply of nuclear energy in view of the nuclear power plant crises in Japan.

Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah said in a Legislative Council meeting yesterday the government understood that the city's residents were concerned about the industry's safety following the events in Japan.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

nuclear crisis

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 According to Woo Chung-ho, why is it inevitable that Hong Kong joins the mainland's nuclear tide?

a. Hong Kong's demand for energy will increase significantly in the next few years.

b. Nuclear energy is safe.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am