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Air Pollution in Hong Kong: the failure of government and judicial review


Ho, JKS and Price, R, Air Pollution in Hong Kong: the failure of government and judicial review, Public Law, (2) pp. 179-197. ISSN 0033-3565 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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There is serious public discontent in Hong Kong about the quality of the air and on what the Government is doing about it. It is well known that each year air pollution in Hong Kong causes at least 1,600 deaths, 64, 000 hospital bed days and US$ 2.6 billion dollars in economic loss.' The Government has proposed new Air Quality Objectives (AQOs) which it claims are in compliance with the WHO 2005 standards. However, this is not the case, as they are compromised by a large number of permitted "exceedances" for polluters.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Price, R (Mr Rohan Price)
ID Code:80657
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2012-11-07
Last Modified:2013-06-27
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