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].''