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Fireworks displays upset DB residents - The Standard 7/25/05

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  • Fireworks displays upset DB residents - The Standard 7/25/05

    Article from The Standard available at - 7/25/05
    Fireworks displays upset DB residents
    More than 30 complaints about fireworks displays at Disneyland have been received by the Islands District Council from Discovery Bay residents.

    But an attempt by Islands District councillor Amy Yung to get two compromise proposals discussed by the Environmental Protection Department's environment improvement and food hygiene committee meeting Monday got nowhere.

    The government instead issued an environmental permit allowing Disney to put on a nightly show after it opens on September 12.

    ``The public was not consulted when Sunny Bay was selected as the site for Disneyland. Now our two requests concerning the reduction of pollution have been rejected,'' Yung said.

    She said her main aim in bringing up the issue was to urge Disney to use a gunpowder-less, compressed-air technology to launch its fireworks.
    My finger points.