I refer to the report in Health Post (“Burning issue”, May 29).
Elvis Au, assistant director of the Environmental Protection Department, says that the Shek Kwu Chau site was chosen for the proposed incinerator after a “very objective, vigorous, systematic site search process” and “in an attempt to more fairly distribute unwanted facilities across Hong Kong”.
How come a “more fair” distribution of “unwanted facilities” was never a criterion of either of the department’s consultations?
It was first mentioned after a meeting with the Heung Yee Kuk concerning the site beyond Tuen Mun.
Following this line of thought would be like proposing a landfill for Hong Kong Island.
This would be ridiculous, just like the department’s justification of Shek Kwu Chau.
What Hong Kong first needs is more recycling at source.
Once that’s well in place, then let’s review all other means of waste disposal.
Patrick Wilson, Pok Fu Lam