Hong Kong Environmental "Protection" Dept has downplayed risks with waste incineration, in its zeal to build Shek Kwu Chau "IWMF" [Integrated Waste Management Facility - a fancy term for a giant bonfire of rubbis]
Damning report on issues with incinerator ash:
As China’s economy has boomed in recent decades, the amount of garbage and solid waste generated in the country has soared from roughly 30 million tons in 1980 to 200 million tons today, most of it winding up in ill-tended landfills around major cities. Those landfills are at or near capacity, spawning illegal waste dumping and burning. The World Bank estimates that by 2025, China’s solid waste generation will double to more than 500 million tons annually.
Authorities in eastern China have halted plans to build a trash incinerator after rowdy street protests by residents and the arrests of two women. The Haiyan county government in Zhejiang province said in a statement Friday that hundreds of residents began to gather illegally Wednesday and blocked roads. Tthe demonstration escalated on Thursday evening when the mob attacked a local government building, smashing objects and causing injuries to police officer and bystanders, it said.
Presentation I gave to to Legco Panel on Env Affairs today, re incinerator and landfill extensions:
It’s over three years since I became involved in opposing the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator.
First because of the location being beautiful and home to wildlife including endangered finless porpoises.
But over time, opposing incineration anywhere in Hong Kong because of the poison emissions, toxic ash, expense, and sheer wastefulness.
There has been considerable disinformation.
Letter in today's S China Morning Post:
No technical feasibility and reliability issues in Green Island Cement's waste plan
I refer to the letter by Elvis W. K. Au, assistant director of environmental protection ("Cement plan not yet viable refuse solution ", August 16).