The Government will post information on the Kong Yiu River's water quality on a website starting from October 4, following a leachate lagoon leak at the North East New Territories Landfill in Ta Kwu Ling, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says.
He told reporters the Government hopes the move will increase transparency, strengthen communication with the local community, and ease public worries.
He said the Government is concerned about the leak, and is monitoring the situation around the landfill. The river's water quality has been improving, he added.
The Environmental Protection Department is now considering legal action against the contractor.