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Shenzhen X-ray scanners in subway radiation scare

Nearly 300 X-ray luggage scanners installed at Shenzhen underground stations in June have violated the mainland's radiation regulations and could increase cancer risks for children and pregnant women sensitive to radiation, local media reported yesterday.

Tuesday, 11 October, 2011, 12:00am

Plugging into alternative power

After the March 11 earthquake in Japan that damaged and caused a radiation leak at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Koo Wai-muk - a campaigner for Greenpeace - was suddenly beset by questions concerning the environmental impact of the disaster.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

China may test for radiation east of Japan

China may send vessels to conduct tests on radiation levels in waters east of Japan, officials from the State Oceanic Administration said.

15 May 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

Radiation dust negligible, says Observatory

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Observatory says radioactive dust levels safe

The Hong Kong Observatory detected radioactive dust from Fukushima in Hong Kong, but levels had been extremely low, it said yesterday.

The observatory rejected suggestions it had delayed releasing the results, saying it needed time to verify the samples collected four days ago before making the data public.

30 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Plane cargo rejected over radiation levels

Dalian airport officials refused to give permission for a Japanese aircraft to unload its cargo after a high level of radiation was detected, says a Japanese report.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Nation marvels at bravery of workers

The frontline workers braving dangerous radiation levels to stabilise Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have warned they are 'ready for anything' - a Japanese euphemism for death. The government authorities insist they are being kept from anything that will harm their health in the long term - a claim overseas experts doubt.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Report of Daya Bay nuclear leak dismissed by CLP and government

The government and CLP Power have dismissed a report by Radio Free Asia claiming the Daya Bay nuclear plant in Shenzhen had suffered a major leak that was threatening public safety.

15 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Media freedom the best guarantor of public safety

The stream of preventable accidents on the mainland has many causes, but the government's tight control of the media is a major factor. If journalists are allowed to do their jobs properly, threats and dangers will be revealed more readily. Timely alerts could be given, regularly updated information issued and prompt efforts made to ensure safety.

17 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

48 days needed to fix radioactive mishap

Scientists and government safety experts spent 48 days handling an accident involving a highly dangerous radioactive substance near a densely populated area of Guangzhou's Panyu district.

16 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Review sought over 'radioactive' signs

The government has failed to see the light when it comes to allowing the installation of glow-in-the-dark safety signs that use radioactive tritium, according to an application for a judicial review.

25 May 2008 - 12:00am

Security tighter after Caesium-137 theft

The United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong will tighten security after a small quantity of a radioactive substance was found missing from a locked room on Friday morning.

The discovery was made during a regular check, a hospital staffer said. The matter was then reported to police and the Department of Health.

Police classified the matter as theft yesterday.

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Police probe theft of radioactive caesium from Kowloon hospital

Hong Kong police and the Department of Health last night were investigating the theft of a small quantity of a radioactive substance from a Kowloon public hospital.

The Hospital Authority said the substance, Caesium-137, was found missing yesterday morning during a regular check by a member of staff of United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Garden company turns a profit

Brie Sievert studied to become an interior designer with the idea of making private homes beautiful.

But when she re-located to Lantau and saw how so much of the island is neglected she decided to use her design talents to landscape both gardens and countryside.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am