IAEA says Lynas plant “safe”, but…

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An IAEA panel has concluded that there is no instance of any non-compliance with international radiation safety standards at the Lynas plant under construction in Gebeng near Kuantan.

But the panel came up with 11 recommendations for the company to implement. This could delay the plant for years, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Also check out the safety concerns expressed in a New York Times report on the plant and the Lynas CEO’s rebuttal.

Blog visitor Philip Khoo makes an important point:

On the very first page of the report there are these sentences: “At the time of the review mission, Lynas had obtained a construction licence for the rare earths processing facility and about 40% of the construction had been completed. For clarity, the review team emphasizes that the project documentation made available to it for review was related to this licensing phase only. The review carried out by the review team is not intended nor considered to be sufficient for the next licensing phases.”

Note the last sentence — “The review…is NOT intended nor considered to be sufficient for the next licensing phases”.

Note also the point in the report about long-term storage of wastes — which the IEAE report noted would be for 1,500 years.

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Pakatan

Typical Pakatan response to any question:

We will release the proof soon (read: just wait until pigs can fly)

Typical way of scamming people, promising things that don’t exist, like how they promised in Buku Jingga.

question

So…
Where is this report from whoever it is…?
Lynas made everything public.
IAEA made everything public.
Why Fuziah keep it secret if the document is so good? Or is it…?
Awaiting the publication…

deja

… IEAE approved and sudah balik rumah. if anything happened, we kena firstlah. so, why they should bother?

Kumaran

Very true.

Why should you take any risk in matter like this?

Jamri

Since it is 40% completed, how can it be not approved since it is a BN project?

Probability of catastrophe may be low, but should could it happen (pray it does not) the impact (or consequences) is very high.

Just remember the collapse stadium in Trengganu. Do not be too sure of the workmanship and quality of construction.

I believe the value of the properties around that area will go down. Too bad.

Phua Kai Lit

Dear Jamri

Don’t be deceived by Lynas’ propaganda and the
IAEA approval (based on its VERY LIMITED remit).

YB Fuziah Salleh has a report from a technical consultant based in Australia that states that the threat to the environment and to human health is high. In fact, the South China Sea is at risk too!

Be patient, I believe the report will be released soon.

Gerakan K

Dear all people,

Don’t be deceived by Phua Kai Lit propaganda. What a report coming soon ??? You think this is a movie kah ??? Coming soon ~

IAEA says Lynas plant is OK then Oklah. What is the point spinning like orang gila ???

Phua Kai Lit

Aiyah Gerakan K

What do you know?

It is up to YB Fuziah Salleh to decide if and when to release the report from our Australian technical consultant.

Assoc Prof Phua Kai Lit
(public health lecturer and Kuantan boy actively assisting my friends, relatives, fellow citizens of Kuantan to prevent my hometown from being used as a permanent dumping ground for toxic wastes)

Gerakan K

Another kangkung. Ok, I will bookmark this page and see when the coming soon report is actually coming.

Phua Kai Lit

Hi Gerakan K

You forgot to call me “Communist” !

Cheers,

Assoc Prof Phua Kai Lit

Still working with YB Fuziah
Salleh and the people of Kuantan against Lynas’
plan to dump toxic wastes on Kuantan and into the South China Sea

jagstang

TV3 so-called Environment Investigator Karam Singh two nights ago reported in favour of Lynas Operation. With his reputation among rural folks, at least most residents there would feel mentally safe at least for this moment unless ……..

FenceSitter

Is that the TV3 guy probing the air with a radiation meter and relating it to tanlalum, a non-radioactive material? Well, he just made a fool of himself by thinking all msians are that ignorant about radioactivity.

Kadir Yassin

Why should we believe in TV3?
Their news is like their Melodi – untuk jom heboh umno.

Yusman

TV3 cakap untuk Umno saje.

johanssmKhunPana

Dai Ichi Fukushima was rated very safe as well .
Now guess who rated Dai Ichi Fukushima?

Look what happened. Not 1 reactor melted down but all the 3 of it.
And guess who insist that Fukushima is not as severe as Chernobyl ?

Can IAEA be trusted?
Best for Lynas owners to sit down and calmly rethink of their Malaysian plan.
Cut your losses now because if BN is ousted then the future new govt will closes you down .

Antares

Lynas, face defeat like a decent corporation. Even if you can comply with these 11 “recommendations” within 2 years, there will be a new government in Malaysia and you will have to spend 20 times what you have invested dismantling the plant and cleaning up after yourselves. Be ruled by your heart, not your stomach and pride!

Philip Khoo

Anil, yours is the best summary yet of the IEAE report. Malaysiakini and Malaysian Insider should be ashamed of their headlines. On the very first page of the report there are these sentences: “At the time of the review mission, Lynas had obtained a construction licence for the rare earths processing facility and about 40% of the construction had been completed. For clarity, the review team emphasizes that the project documentation made available to it for review was related to this licensing phase only. The review carried out by the review team is not intended nor considered to be sufficient… Read more »

LBJ

The yes but can put Lynas in deep trouble. Imagine sinking so much money in the plant and now possibly another 2 years before revenue comes in. That Lynas Curtis fella is feeling the pain. Else he would not be spending so much time here spinning his story. Could he be here trying to (find a) way out?