Lynas Malaysia has reiterated its preparedness to comply with the review

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  • 03 Apr 2019 12:00 AM
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Lynas Malaysia Prepared to Comply With Government Review Committee's Recommendations

Ore extracting company Lynas Malaysia has reiterated its preparedness to comply with the Pakatan Harapan government’s executive review committee's recommendation to store its water leach purification (WLP) residue in a permanent disposal facility (PDF). Its managing director Datuk Mashal Ahmad said the review committee had taken a diligent, scientific approach by visiting the Lynas Malaysia facility and holding meetings with management, scientific experts, community members and groups opposed to Lynas. The review committee found Lynas Malaysia's operations are low risk, compliant with relevant regulations and residue storage facilities are operated in a proper manner. "These findings are consistent with several independent and scientific reviews, including by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The review committee also made recommendations, including for Lynas Malaysia to site and build a PDF for the WLP residue,” said Lynas Malaysia’s managing director. All three consecutive operating licences issued by the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) required Lynas Malaysia to carry out research and development on the safe reuse of the WLP residue generated.

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