Saturday, 30 June 2012

Bukit Merah accident & Lynas incident

Toxic legacy in Malaysia rare-earths village

A woman S. Panchavarnam with grand children tells her story during an interview in Malaysia's northern Perak state. Photo courtesy: AFP
An evironmental activist and chairman of Save Malaysia Stop Lynas, Tan Bun Teet, shows reading on a radioactivity meter in front of a plot that housed Japanese rare-earths plant in Malaysia's northern Perak state. Photo courtesy: AFP

4 comments:

  1. Direct quote from your story....

    PROOF of LIES and UNSCIENTIFIC FACTS!!

    ..."Residents and activists say the village and surrounding areas have seen increased rates of leukaemia, birth defects, infant deaths, congenital diseases, miscarriages and lead poisoning in the years following the plant's opening."

    Resdients and Activists?? What about Doctors and scientists and the Ministry of Health?
    Why you chose not to include expert opinion?

    Activists and Residents ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE ON THIS MATTER.

    MNaaybe they die from cancer due to smoking? Maybe they live unhealthy lives and have health problems unrelated to any Buki Merah issue.


    I have seen an expert comment on this. Read this.

    Quote..."Oncologist Prof Dr Fuad Ismail said the public should read up on the subject instead of relying on hearsay as most of the claims were unfounded.

    "For example, claims of radiation exposure from the Bukit Merah plant (Perak) resulted in cancer deaths. There has been no spike in cancer cases in the area and if there were, the medical circle will certainly know about it."

    Read more: 'Fears over Lynas plant unfounded' - General - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/fears-over-lynas-plant-unfounded-1.86411#ixzz1zdzckukP

    """THERE HAS BEEN NO SPIKE IN DEATHS FOR CANCER AT BUKIT MERAH.""""!!!!!! What Dont you people understand about this fact!???

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  2. Bukit Merah's children have low white blood counts, they have been found to be more susceptible to infections. The leukaemia rate among them is 35 times above the observed rate in Peninsular Malaysia. In addition, about 14 per cent of Bukit Merah mothers in the period 1982-86 experienced unexplained miscarriages or perinatal and neonatal deaths, while the rate of perinatal deaths in 1982 was about three times the national average rate.

    Dr Rosalie Bertell, President of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health, warned the court at the ARE hearing in 1988. “I think that there are already signs of poor public health in Bukit Merah. I do not think that we should wait for dead bodies to appear before we begin to take action against ARE."

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