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13 building plans approved in Nov

The Buildings Department approved 13 building plans in November - two on Hong Kong Island, six in Kowloon and five in the New Territories.   Of the approved plans, eight were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, two for commercial developments, one for factory and industrial developments, and two for community services developments.   Consent was given for works to start on 11 building projects which will provide 210,471 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 2,595 units and 83,060 sq m for non-domestic use.   Additionally, the department received notification of commencement of superstructure works for nine building projects.   The department also issued 16 occupation permits - three on Hong Kong Island, five in Kowloon and eight in the New Territories.   Buildings certified for occupation have 53,034 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 1,355 units and 168,627 sq m for non-domestic use. http://dlvr.it/Sh3Dtw

Taishan power plant sound

An operational event at Taishan Nuclear Power Station on April 5 did not affect the plant’s safe operation, the Security Bureau said today.   The case, reported on the Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Co’s website, involved the exhaust gas treatment system of the station’s Unit 1.   During a planned special operation performed by the system, the monitoring system indicated that there was a short-term release of a very small amount of gas, which was dealt with in a timely manner.     Upon checking, it was confirmed that the gas emitted in the event only amounted to 0.00044% of the annual limit.   The bureau said the event was classified as a Level 0 deviation in accordance with the International Nuclear & Radiological Event Scale and relevant nuclear safety regulations, adding that it did not affect the unit’s safe operation, workers’ health, nearby public or the environment.   According to the radiation monitoring results from the Hong Kong Observatory, the environmental radiation levels in the city have remained normal since the occurrence.
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