為什麼石鼓洲不可有焚化爐簡要 Shek Kwu Chau Incinerator Island wrong because

這是最慢,最破壞環境性和最昂貴的選擇。
It’s the slowest, most environmentally destructive and most expensive option.

會造成長洲附近捕魚環境的永久性破壞和損害
Will cause permanent destruction of and damage to best fishing ground near Cheung Chau

石鼓洲位置不適合大規模、複雜的工業過程:這將是世界上最大的垃圾焚燒爐,需要格外小心,以確保排放不危害人體健康,包括導致癌症
Location is not suited to a large-scale, complicated industrial process: this will be among the world’s largest waste incinerators, needs extreme care to ensure that emissions are not harmful to health, including causing cancers

如果有毒物質排放出來,將擴散到週邊地區,包括在大嶼山及九龍及屯門
If toxic emissions are released, will spread across surrounding area, including over Lantau and to Kowloon and Tuen Mun

shek kwu chau west coast

人工島和焚化爐,將對美麗的香港地區造成一個礙眼的阻礙。
The artificial island and incinerator will form an eyesore in one of the most beautiful areas in HK.

損害旅遊業對長洲,大嶼山南沿岸;尤其是對娛樂、划船等活動。
Damage to tourism on Cheung Chau, and along south Lantau. Especially to recreational boating.

工程違反了政府指定在離島區僻作自然保育和休閒旅遊的規劃。
Contradicts government plan to designate this area for conservation and leisure tourism.

石鼓洲是野生動物的生活及棲息地,包括白腹海雕,以及獨特的蛇種,稀有蜥蜴,蝴蝶品種多樣性。空氣污染將影響所有生物;工程也可能會干擾白腹海雕築巢。
Shek Kwu Chau has fascinating land wildlife, including white-bellied sea-eagle, a unique snake species, rare lizard, high butterfly diversity. All could suffer from air pollution; disturbance may stop the eagles nesting.

會趕絕了全球瀕危的江豚 [罕見且可愛的動物]
更多的海洋生物會被殺死
Will kill globally endangered porpoises [rare, and cute]
More marine life will be killed

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Judging by info from Elvis Au, deputy director of Environmental Protection Department, seems the government decided an artificial island by Shek Kwu Chau should be site for incinerator, and then concocted reasons in support of this.

Four reasons, all poor; I can only remember three right now.

- Downwind of the main population centre
- Sharing facilities among districts of Hong Kong
- Central location of Shek Kwu Chau, so convenient for transport of waste

Downwind? But surely you say the emissions will be wonderful and clean...

Sharing facilities? Hahaha, just look at our hospital (say); does this mean only share bad facilities? [If govt saying it's sharing a good facility, well we're kind people on CC and happy to let someone else have the benefit of incinerator on doorstep...]
To really share, need more; such as at Waste Transfer Stations (as Hung Wing Tat suggested)

As to central location of Shek Kwu Chau
- well, that's good isn't it?
Pick up a map of Hong Kong, look in the middle of it, and what do you see? ...

Another contradiction: they say it's to southwest (downwind), away from population centre; and yet - by magic! - it is also right in the middle, very convenient for transport

No good reasons from Elvis for not siting at Central, beside new govt buildings; doing so would show government's confidence in incineration, and sincerity in wanting to protect Hong Kong's natural environment.
- only real reason being all those committee decisions, which led to this terrible plan.

There's an English "saying" about camel being "a horse designed by a committee"

No leadership from government!
Main officials hiding away, sending Elvis Au and others as the people in public.