Article from The Standard - 8/2/05
Greens urge use of California model for safe fireworks

Greens urge use of California model for safe fireworks
If it is possible in California, why is Hong Kong Disneyland reluctant to use environmentally friendly fireworks, a member of the government's advisory body on the environment asked Monday.

Mei Ng, a member of the Advisory Council on the Environment and former director of Friends of the Earth, said Disney should not act ``irresponsibly.''

``This is irresponsible. They [Hong Kong Disneyland] said the [new] technology is impossible to use in Hong Kong,'' she said.

Hong Kong Disneyland spokeswoman Esther Wong said Monday night in a written statement that, ``Hong Kong Disneyland will adopt the most effective and appropriate fireworks technologies, but our earlier fireworks tests have shown that we have complied with the environmental impact assessment [of the Environmental Protection Department] requirements.''

The government's EPD spokeswoman said, ``Of course, we hope Hong Kong Disneyland will do its best for environmental protection. The most important thing for us is to see if Disney [breaches environmental regulations].''
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