Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Ministers: Lynas must remove waste from Malaysia or risk license

Lynas must remove waste from Malaysia or risk license-ministers

(Reporting By Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah; Editing by Stuart Grudgings)

Dec 10 (Reuters) - Australia's Lynas Corp must export waste material created by operations at its controversial rare earths plant in Malaysia or risk having its operating license revoked, four Malaysian ministers said in a joint statement on Monday.


The statement followed local media reports citing Lynas Malaysia's managing director Mashal Ahmad as saying the company would not export residue from the plant, which began operations in late November after a series of legal hurdles.

"Should Lynas fail to comply with this condition, the Atomic Energy Licensing Board is empowered to suspend or revoke the license, and order Lynas to immediately cease operation," said the statement released by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

"The government will not compromise the health and safety of the people and the environment, in dealing with the issue of Lynas," the ministers said.

The ministers said they were responding to "recent inaccurate media reports regarding the removal of the residues."

Mashal was reported by the Guang Ming Daily as saying that Lynas needed to abide by international conventions which prohibit the export of hazardous wastes. Mashal declined to comment when contacted by Reuters late on Monday.

Senior opposition politician Lim Guan Eng said Mashal's reported comments meant the government should revoke Lynas' license for breach of its contract.
 

Lynas has been embroiled in lengthy environmental and safety disputes with local residents since construction began two years ago. Its $800 million plant, which opponents say is environmentally hazardous, began operations late last month after long delays caused by legal challenges and safety disputes.

Located in the east coast city of Kuantan, it had been ready to kickstart since May.

The Malaysian high court will hear an application for judicial reviews to block operations of the plant on Feb. 5 next year.

3 comments:

  1. There is no ban on exempted radioactive material which Lynas material is.



    Get your facts straight.

    OOpsie, I forgot, your SMSL. SoManySpeakLies



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    1. First : shutdown Lynas because of radioactive waste
      Second : shutdown all the X-RAY Machine in Hospital because of radiation
      Third : Test your area for radioactive, if found sell it at very very low price (sssttt i will buy it) wa ha ha ha ha ha
      Fourth : hope you guys will find the place free of radioactive wa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
      wa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
      Fifth : Get rid of all radioactive from Malaysia
      Sixth : Malaysia will become the first Country without radioactive
      wa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha LMAO
      Seventh : SMSL = SoManySpeakL(r)eality. wa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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  2. In my country, i always eat food product from malaysia, now i want to export my waste (you know what i mean) back to the country of origin, can i? pleeeeaaaaassssseeeee.
    NOW WASTE IS THE PROBLEM WA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. IN MY COUNTRY LANGUAGE IS "SAMPAH KOK DIMASALAHKAN" LUCU SEKALEEEEEEE.

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