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Macau worried about proposed uranium processing plant

flag-ChinaMacau asks questions about proposed uranium processing plant, South China Morning Post, Thursday, 11 July, 2013  Phila Siu Macau has made an official inquiry to the Guangdong government about a proposal to build a uranium processing plant near Jiangmen , but the Hong Kong government would not say yesterday whether it had also done so.

The approach by Macau follows an announcement that the 230-hectare plant was planned for an industrial zone in an area governed by Jiangmen, which is about 100 kilometres from Hong Kong.

The Guangdong authorities have agreed that the radiation control standards for food exported to Hong Kong will be met at the safety level laid down in the Codex Alimentarius Commission Guideline

Macau’s chief executive, Fernando Chui Sai-on, said in a statement yesterday: “The SAR government has officially enquired about this through the communication mechanism between Guangdong and Macau.”….. Worries have been expressed that contamination from the plant could find its way into Hong Kong’s food supply…..


July 11, 2013 - Posted by | China, safety

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