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January 13th, 2009:

Govt Optimistic Over Pollution Targets

RTHK – 13-01-2009

The government says Hong Kong is on track to meet targets set for reducing emissions by next year. It said three out of four pollutants – including nitrogen oxide – had already been cut to near these levels. Sulphur dioxide emissions remain high, but the Deputy Director of Environmental Protection, Carlson Chan, told legislators that new systems being installed by the power companies could more than halve such pollution. However, the chairwoman of Legco’s sub-committee on air quality, Audrey Eu, said progress would depend to a great extent on what action is taken on the mainland.