Decommission of Cheoy Lee Shipyard at Penny's Bay -
Treatment of dioxin


DateContextSummary of developmentAction
5.5.00 EA, HS denoting Environmental Affairs Panel and Health Services Panel The Panels discussed the Administration's paper which presented the consultant's report on dioxin emissions in Hong Kong and the independent review of the consultant's findings, and met with deputations. [Administration's paper] [Independent review of the consultant's report] [An Assessment of Dioxin Emissions in Hong Kong - Summary of Findings] [An Assessment of Dioxin Emissions in Hong Kong : Final Report]
21.2.02 PRESS denoting Press Release The Government announced detailed plans for the decommissioning of Cheoy Lee Shipyard (CLS) at Penny's Bay, Lantau Island. The site would be used for the construction of some of the transportation infrastructure for the Hong Kong Disneyland (HKD) Theme Park. [Press Release]
12.3.02 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration and met with deputations on the effect of dioxin and removal of dioxin-contaminated soil at Penny's Bay. Key findings of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study on the decommissioning of the former CLS at Penny's Bay were presented in the Administration's paper. [Paper] [List of questions raised by members] [Follow-up paper]
20.3.02 ES denoting Economic Services Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper which explained the financial implications of the decommissioning of CLS. [Paper]

The Secretariat prepared a background brief which gave a brief account of the discussions on the statutory EIA requirements and the decommissioning of CLS at Penny's Bay. [Background brief]

10.4.02 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel continued the discussion on the effect of dioxin and removal of dioxin-contaminated soil at Penny's Bay. [Paper] [List of questions raised by members] [Follow-up paper]
19.4.02 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel continued the discussion on the effect of dioxin and the removal of dioxin-contaminated soil in relation to the EIA study for the decommissioning of CLS at Penny's Bay, and met with deputations. [Summary of Thermal Desorption Projects treated Dioxins] [Paper on "Inspection visits to CLS at Penny's Bay by the Labour Department"]

Noting that the funding proposal for the decommissioning project would be submitted for consideration by the Public Works Subcommittee (PWSC), the Secretariat prepared a background brief summarizing the Panel's deliberations for reference by PWSC. [Background brief]

8.5.02 PWSC denoting The Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed a commitment to upgrade part of 660CL to Category A, entitled "Infrastructure for Penny's Bay Development, Package 3 and Penny's Bay Reclamation Stage 2", at an estimated cost of $2,375.9 million in money-of-the-day prices for the construction of infrastructure and government, institution and community facilities to serve HKD Phase 1 and the reclamation works for the future development of HKD Phase 2. [Paper]
15.5.02 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Albert CHAN raised a question on contamination of industrial sites, having regard to the need to deploy huge amount of resources to remove the toxic dioxin from the former CLS site. [Hansard "page 86"]
24.5.02 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the commitment endorsed by PWSC on 8.5.02. [Paper]
23.6.03 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper which informed members of the details of the incidents associated with the decommissioning of CLS. The paper also explained how the monitoring mechanism had been operating and what precautionary measures would be taken. [Paper] [Follow-up paper]
10/03 AUD denoting Director of Audit's Report Director of Audit conducted a value-for-money audit on the acquisition and clearance of shipyard sites (Report No. 41). [Report]
23.6.03 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel At a member's request, the Administration provided the Panel with the progress report of the decommissioning of former CLS and formulation of land contamination policy. [Paper]

The Administration to report the outcome of the legal pursuits arising from the decommissioning and the progress of the formulation of a policy on land contamination.

6/04 PAC denoting Public Accounts Committee Public Accounts Committee (PAC) PAC considered in detail the report of the Director of Audit on the acquisition and clearance of shipyard sites (PAC Report No. 42). [Report]
- EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Administration provided an update on the current policy on management of contaminated land in Hong Kong, and the actions taken to enhance contaminated land management, drawing reference from the Cheoy Lee Shipyard case. [Paper]


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