Clear The Air News Blog Rotating Header Image

Govt committee backs incinerator plan

Government-appointed advisers have endorsed an Environmental Impact Assessment report on an administration plan to build an incinerator to burn Hong Kong’s municipal solid waste.

The government is considering building an incinerator at either Tuen Mun or Shek Kwu Chau, as a way to dispose of waste, because Hong Kong is running out of landfill sites.

The Chairman of the Evironmental Impact Assessment subcommittee, Tsang Kam-lam, said they gave their backing after taking all the scientific evidence into consideration.

The government is facing the threat of a judicial review if it decides to build a waste incinerator on ShekKwu Chau.

The co-owner of a restaurant on Lantau Island, Tom Hope, submitted a formal notice to the Environment Secretary, Edward Yau, and the chairman of the Advisory Committee on the Environment, Professor Lam Kwan-sing, saying that if the government goes ahead with the plan, then a judicial review will be launched.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *