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25Jun92 HONG KONG: MOUCHEL ASIA WINS CONTRACT TO STUDY SHUEN WAN LANDFILL.

Mouchel Asia has been appointed by Hong Kong's environmental protection department to prepare a study for the restoration of the Shuen Wan landfill in the north-east New Territories.The 35m deep landfill has been partly created in 6m of water at Tolo Harbour and contains about 9 million tonnes of rubbish. It covers about 54 ha and will close in 1994.Mouchel's 11 month investigation includes an assessment of the effect methane and leachate will have on the area, including Tolo Harbour, together with a geotechnical analysis of ground settlement and slope stability.A restoration plan will be drawn up to identify future uses for the landfill and private participation in the plan.Mouchel's work at Shuen Wan follows an extensive programme of consultancy work in connection with the development of the North West New Territories (NENT) landfill which will replace Shuen Wan. CONSTRUCTION NEWS