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Radioactive Waste

Briefs, February 24, 2013

Six underground tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the US state of Washington are leaking radioactive waste, but there is no immediate risk to public health, Governor Jay Inslee said.

Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 6:25am

Restaurants oppose waste charging

A plan to levy waste disposal fees will adversely affect restaurants, an industry figure warns.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Rules rewritten after radioactive blunder

Labels will be clearer, access restricted and staff training stepped up after a refuse bag of radioactive waste was mistakenly sent out from Tuen Mun Hospital's nuclear medicine unit.

The refuse bag was sent by a cleaner to a chemical waste treatment centre two days before its radioactivity expired.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The clear and present dangers of depending on nuclear power

Vera Fan's letter ('Stick with nuclear power', April 11) appears reasonable and has a good point but about power stations being built in the wrong places.

Whether they are safe, that's another question, and it's not the only question.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Experts warn of risk from 2,000 missing radioactive sources

While many are panicking over the risk of radioactivity from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power station spreading to China, mainland experts have warned that at least 2,000 missing civilian radioactive sources pose a more direct threat to public health.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Nuclear threat from mountain of spent fuel

Thousands of tonnes of spent nuclear fuel will pose a severe safety threat on the mainland, one of China's top nuclear scientists has warned.

The 21st Century Business Herald quoted Xu Mi, a senior engineer at China National Nuclear Corporation, as saying that 25 to 30 tonnes of spent nuclear fuel is produced each year by a nuclear power plant generating one gigawatt output.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


We all have duty to help disabled

Hong Kong has a long way to go to being a world-class city when it comes to looking after the needs of people with disabilities.

Many employers continue to ignore the government's calls to hire disabled staff, most of whom are capable of performing many duties in the office or workplace.

12 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Not all it's cracked up to be

'The signs on the beach used to read: 'Danger, no entry for 24,000 years,'' reflects Fred Iban as he plows his skiff through the turquoise shallows and onto the gleaming white sands. 'Welcome to Runit,' says the old fisherman. 'Remember the radiation - don't stay long.'

20 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

An Asian Chernobyl?

In the nightmare scenario painted by Australian writer Kerry B. Collison, Indonesia is stricken by a meltdown at one of its nuclear reactors. The deadly radioactive fallout spreads quickly, devastating the archipelago and other parts of the region.

19 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Chinese experts to help fight US nuclear dump

The US state of Nevada has hired mainland researchers to help fend off a federal government plan to build a nuclear waste dump in the south of the state.

17 May 2007 - 12:00am