China increasing transparency on nuclear safety

Date of Release: 
Aug 7 2014

China will become more transparent in monitoring nuclear power plants in response to rising public awareness of nuclear safety, an environmental official said here on Thursday.

Starting this year, all of China's nuclear power plants will have their environmental impact assessment reports and safety analysis reports published online, said Zhao Yongkang, deputy director of the nuclear and radiation safety division under the Ministry of Environmental Protection.


Nepalese govt under pressure to spare hazardous waste producers

Date of Release: 
Aug 5 2013

Government authorities have failed to intensify monitoring of waste management in hospitals, nursing homes, industries and hotels owing to the pressure from these groups.

The Prime Minister’s Office, Solid Waste Management Technical Support Centre (SWMTSC), the Ministry of Urban Development, local bodies and other concerned authorities started monitoring wastes in the sensitive sectors about four months ago after they were found mixing hazardous and general waste against the law.


Appoint professionals to monitor construction of hydel projects: Himachal Pradesh high court

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Aug 21 2013

To protect the fragile ecology of the state during construction of hydel projects, Himachal Pradesh high court has suggested that government impose the condition of appointing professionals to supervise and monitor the activity while granting permission.


Summary of the environmental monitoring and audit of the Chek Lap Kok Airport

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A number of major projects in Hong Kong are the subject to environmental monitoring and audit (EMA) as part of EIA implementation and follow up. These programmes are carried out to ensure that the measures recommended in the EIA are actually implemented and appropriate actions are taken in cases where the impact exceeds the established limit.


Malaysia: Aerial patrols for the jungles

Date of Release: 
Nov 19 2012

Environmental protection efforts will be expanded to the skies following the decision to launch the Aerial Jungle Monitoring Programme early next year, the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry said.

The Cabinet had agreed during its meeting last week to provide RM2mil to fund the programme, which is aimed at improving enforcement of environmental laws and regulations, said Minister Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas.

The aerial patrols would keep tabs on development projects that are carried out in the jungle.


Vietnam Prepares Draft Guidelines on Contaminated Soil Monitoring

Date of Release: 
Dec 2 2011

On November 29-30, 2011, Vietnam hosted a regional consultation meeting in Hanoi joined by counterpart officials from Korea, Malaysia and Thailand to share ideas on a draft technical guideline on contaminated soil monitoring. At the consultation meeting, experts shared lessons learned and recommendations based on implementation challenges and success in their respective countries. As for the next steps, Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will finalized the technical guidelines and explore opportunities to continue their twinning partnership with Korea.

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