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EPD takes action on concrete plants

The Environmental Protection Department said it does not tolerate concrete batching plants operating without a licence and will make every effort to stop any illegal operations.   The department made the statement in response to media reports yesterday of a concrete batching plant at 20 Tung Yuen Street in Yau Tong continuing to operate without holding a valid Specified Process Licence (SPL).   The department has been closely monitoring the operation of two plants, both owned by China Concrete. The other plant is at 22 Tung Yuen Street in Yau Tong.   Regarding the plant at 20 Tung Yuen Street, the Air Pollution Control Appeal Board dismissed an appeal lodged by China Concrete against the department’s refusal of its application for renewal of an SPL for the plant on November 22.   Under the Air Pollution Control (Specified Processes) Regulations, the plant’s SPL ceased to be valid with immediate effect and the department issued a letter requesting that all works be halte

18 virus cases in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 18 COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas in Tai Hang and Wong Tai Sin.   It made restriction-testing declarations yesterday to cover Lai Kit Lau of Lai Tak Tsuen in Tai Hang and Chi Mei House of Choi Hung Estate in Wong Tai Sin.   Fourteen positive cases were found in Lai Kit Lau where around 932 people were tested.   At Chi Mei House, 1,100 people underwent testing. Four of them tested positive for the virus and two indeterminate cases were found.   The Centre for Health Protection will follow up on the cases. 
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