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Unbiased ruling for island waste site

The Tseung Kwan O landfill is almost full. Photo: Bloomberg

I read with interest the articles in Lai See about which technology is best to treat Hong Kong's municipal waste.

Saturday, 25 May, 2013, 5:27am 2 comments

Vested interests driving waste project

Artist's Impression of the Shek Kwu Chau Incinerator. Photo: SCMP

There were quick responses to R. E. J. Bunker's letter on marine accidents, which he believes would become more likely with barge traffic to and from the planned Shek Kwu Chau waste incinerator ("Incinerator will raise risk of collisions", April 11).

26 Apr 2013 - 2:27am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, April 19, 2013

Incinerators could be built at landfills. Photo: Bloomberg

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

Traffic near Shek Kwu Chau has been assessed. Photo: Nora Tam

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

Greens burn up over 'dinosaur technology'

Indira Gandhi

The environmental group Clear The Air is maintaining the pressure on the government to abandon plans to build an incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau. The group's chairman, James Middleton, has sent a letter to the Legislative Council's environmental affairs panel urging it not to approve funding for what he terms "outdated dinosaur technology".

14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am 1 comment

Firm has cheaper waste option

Green Island Cement site in Tap Shek Kok. Photo: David Wong

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

Lawyer slams government impact report on offshore incinerator

Leung Hon-wai leaves High Court after a Judicial review of a government's plan to build an incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau.

It was unreasonable for the Environmental Protection Department director to approve an impact-assessment report made by his own department on the proposed building of a massive offshore waste incinerator, a court heard yesterday.

16 Nov 2012 - 4:16am

Environmental report on Shek Kwu Chau incinerator fell short, court told

Leung Hon-wai wants the waste plant to be built elsewhere.

The environmental impact report for a massive offshore waste incinerator failed to meet the requirements of a technical memorandum and a study brief from the government, a court heard yesterday.

Lawyer Valentine Yim See-tai made the assertion in the Court of First Instance as a legal challenge to the HK$23 billion project on Shek Kwu Chau, an island south of Lantau, began.

15 Nov 2012 - 4:12am

Bid to block offshore waste incinerator begins in court

An activist protests against plans for a massive incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau, an island south of Lantau, in April. Photo: David Wong

A judicial challenge against the government’s plan to build a massive offshore waste incinerator began in the Court of First Instance on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Who will be Hong Kong's next Director of Public Prosecutions?

Some burning questions.

Readers may be aware that we have been reflecting recently on who might be Hong Kong's next Director of Public Prosecutions. This is of interest because we gather that the present incumbent Kevin Zervos has expressed an interest in becoming a judge.

25 Sep 2012 - 4:42am

Lai See

Burning passion for Shek Kwu Chau incinerator - till camera begins to roll

The previous government's plans to build a super incinerator in the vicinity of the scenic island of Shek Kwu Chau, off Lantau, were put on hold by the Legislative Council some months ago. However, various forces still appear to be working away in the background to advance the cause.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Protesters win right to fight incinerator

Four protesters yesterday won permission to launch a court challenge against a government plan to build a massive offshore waste incinerator - even though the project is on hold.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Housing Authority holds special public meeting

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Surplus food could feed hungry poor

I am currently visiting Hong Kong.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Incinerator opponents granted legal aid

Three people have won legal aid to mount court challenges to government plans for a massive waste incinerator beside an outlying island - even though the project is on hold.

Kwok Cheuk-kin and Leung Hon-wai, both Cheung Chau residents, and Ho Loy, who lives on Lantau, have filed three separate judicial reviews against the Environmental Protection Department project.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am