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  • Sep 19, 2014
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Ignorance leads to fears over burning

Most of the objections against incineration are unfounded or overstated, according to an international expert on converting waste to energy.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 5:05am

Letters to the Editor, April 19, 2013

In recent months we have heard a lot of discussion on the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage that was long on principles, ideals and passion but short on concrete details.

19 Apr 2013 - 2:48am 1 comment

Marine collision fears unfounded

There will not be any exponential rise in barge movements or any significant increase in the risk of vessel collision due to the development of the integrated waste management facility on an artificial island near Shek Kwu Chau.

17 Apr 2013 - 3:25am

Firm has cheaper waste option

I would add to the list of overpriced infrastructure projects the Shek Kwu Chau super-incinerator that the last government tried to push through, despite the public's objections to the location and the technology it was to use. According to the media, at an estimated cost of HK$15 billion, it would have been one of the world's most expensive incinerators.

14 Feb 2013 - 1:29am

Hong Kong will still need landfills

I refer to two letters on December 13 on waste charging, from Tony Henderson ("Solid waste charge should be last resort") and Karina Chow ("New policy could face stiff resistance").

Let me first deal with the range of measures to provide a fuller picture of our waste strategy.

2 Jan 2013 - 4:46am 2 comments

Disappearing paper trail more evidence of need for archive law

How interesting to read in yesterday's South China Morning Post the reason why the Health Department was unable to monitor and enforce the land-grant conditions of some non-profit making hospitals. These hospitals were supposed to set aside 20 per cent of their beds for the poor and needy but have not been doing so, as was revealed by the Director of Audit last month.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:12am

Something is 'rotten' in the Prosecutions Department

We gather there has been some amusement in prosecution circles over the claim by outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos, in his recent annual review, that the prosecutors who have departed over the past year "were at or near retirement age".

The response from some observers has been: "Who's he trying to kid?"

4 Dec 2012 - 3:10am

New milestone in burning incinerator saga

Exploratory vessels a new milestone in burning saga

Although government plans to build a monster incinerator in the environs of Shek Kwu Chau have officially been shelved, preparatory work continues.

10 Nov 2012 - 5:04am 3 comments

Common sense in Hong Kong's Clochemerle moment

We now understand why the Buildings Department has taken so long to deal with the outstanding celebrity illegal structures problem, which, let's not forget, includes our chief executive.

8 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

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