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Lynas’ plant in Malaysia ready in three weeks, waiting for licence

By Wed, Apr 04, 2012 10:34AM UTC Comments Off

Australian mining company, Lynas Corp, is set to operate in three weeks’ time, in the midst of increasing pressure on the company and the Malaysian government to close down its controversial rare earth mining plant. The Star reported that the first phase of the plant is 97 percent complete, and all Lynas needs is the...

Lynas granted temporary operating licence by Malaysian govt

By Thu, Feb 02, 2012 1:03PM UTC Comments Off Activists hold placards during a demonstration against Australian miner Lynas in front of Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur last year. Pic: AP.

Despite persistent protests by residents living in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia’s Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) has granted Lynas Corp a temporary licence to operate its rare earth mining plant here. The AELB said the approval was granted to the Australian miner, despite receiving 1,123 comments on Lynas’ documents during a public feedback period. However, it...