Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant

Hong Kong deserves role in nuclear reactor risk management, experts say

The Daya Bay nuclear power station. Photo: Cheung Chi-fai

Hong Kong should be more involved in the safety and risk management of the nuclear reactors in its vicinity, a group of nuclear specialists has urged.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 5:17am 1 comment

Daya Bay leak exposes a culture of secrecy

Sometimes it's not such a bad idea to have a hand hovering over the panic button.

In Hong Kong, we often panic about small things and maybe, as the good people who run the Daya Bay nuclear plant assure us, the tiny radiation leak last month was really not worth worrying about and we should not overreact.

18 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

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When the nuclear power plant at Daya Bay was nearing completion in the early 1990s, some worried people left Hong Kong. Calling themselves atomic refugees, they said they were not prepared to live in a city 50km downwind from what they perceived as a time bomb.

3 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Daya Bay nuclear plant joins ranks of listing hopefuls

A number of infrastructure projects, including Guangdong Nuclear Power Station at Daya Bay, have applied to the mainland securities regulator to issue shares abroad, capitalising on Beijing's call for faster fixed-asset investment to spur growth.

13 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Angered by power plant policy secrecy

On January 7, the South China Morning Post reported that legislators had criticised China Light and Power's (CLP) performance. Since the power utility renegotiated its Scheme of Control with the Government in 1992, consumers have been, and will be, charged billions of dollars to pay for power stations they do not need.

11 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Daya Bay delay

Generator problems at Daya Bay power station have delayed a restart of the unit two nuclear reactor for several weeks.

14 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Disclosure beats exposure

THE management of the Daya Bay nuclear power plant have come out with assurances that the presence of 'man-made' nuclear material in marine life near the installation is not likely to be anything to worry about. It would be surprising if they had suggested otherwise.

13 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Safety test delays deal on second Daya Bay

CHINA has demanded further monitoring of the performance of the troubled Daya Bay nuclear power plant before the final signing of contracts to build a sister station five kilometres away at Lingao.

19 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Another nuclear monitor ordered

THE Royal Observatory is to set up another radiation monitoring station in the New Territories and two automatic weather systems on China-owned islands south of Hong Kong to strengthen its network.

Outgoing director Patrick Sham Pak and incoming chief Robert Lau Chi-kwan denied the new facilities were the results of increased concern about the Daya Bay nuclear power plant.

22 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Open communication lines on Daya Bay

IF DAYA Bay officials are to be believed it was a very minor incident. So minor, in fact, that they refuse to describe it as an incident at all.

However the revelation that two French supervisors were slightly contaminated with radioactive dust at the nuclear power plant on January 6 has nonetheless marred this week's first anniversary of operations.

29 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Daya Bay battles brash ants

THE Daya Bay nuclear power plant is facing what may be its biggest safety threat yet - the notorious chewing ability of termites.

After chomping down boxes of banknotes in an unnamed Shenzhen bank, white ants were on the rampage through the power plant site, according to a study cited by the Hong Kong China News Agency yesterday.

10 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Broker gets a chance to shine

THE territory's financial community are busy scuffing their shoes in anticipation of a special day for one of their number.

Alan Hodson, managing director of posh stockbrokers Warburg's, will abandon his pinstripes for the less-than-pristine garb of a shoeshine boy in the next few weeks.

6 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

French consultants seek nuclear stake

ELECTRICITE de France, consultant at the Daya Bay nuclear power station, has told the Chinese Government it wants to take a stake in the plant's sibling to be built a few kilometres away.

17 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Very experienced power station engineer

THE content of the two articles in the South China Morning Post on August 11, on Daya Bay, should give your readers the impression that refuelling at Daya Day is a huge operation, but under the control of the station management headed by an experienced French nuclear expert, careful ''preparation is well advanced'' to ensure safe and proper operation.

17 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Nuclear overseer missed

THE resignation of Hong Kong's main overseer for the Daya Bay nuclear power station has resulted in a loss of experienced leadership, China Light and Power (CLP) admits.

25 Jul 1994 - 12:00am