Friday, October 31, 2014   

Third runway may faces rejection
(08-19 10:21)

The Airport Authority has been warned that if it doesn't come up with better mitigation to try to preserve white dolphins off North Lantau and cut noise pollution, then the proposal for Hong Kong's third runway is likely to be rejected.
This came from of the Advisory Council on the Environment's Hung Wing-tat.
The deputy chairman of the council's Environmental Impact Assessment subcommittee told RTHK that the government advisers are far from happy with the Airport Authority's report on the impact of the runway project.
Hung said the advisers would really like to support the project, but that they cannot accept something that is "substandard".
"So it is really up to A.A. Hong Kong to propose something," he said.
"The consequence would be - if there's nothing changed - it would be highly unlikely that the EIA report be passed without any conditions."
Hung said the EIA subcommittee would pass its requests and questions to the Airport Authority on Tuesday. He said the A.A. would then have a few weeks to come up with a response before the full advisory council meets to discuss the third runway project in mid-September. --RTHK   
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