Lynas has submitted plan for permanent disposal facility

04 July 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: The Lynas Advanced Material Plant in Pahang has submitted to the government the plan to build a permanent disposal facility (PDF) as required in the terms of its temporary operating license (TOL), said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin.

Ewon also reiterated the government’s commitment in dealing with the Lynas issue, saying that the government would not hesitate to suspend or revoke the plant’s Temporary Operating Licence (TOL) if the terms were not met.

“The company submitted the plan on July 2, but, currently, it is still being studied by the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB). “If the plan is incomplete or requires more details, we will return it back to them for further action,” he said in reply to Fuziah Salleh  (PKR-Kuantan), who asked why the company had taken so long to identify the location of the facility.

Ewon said the company had also identified possible locations for the facility, but these could not be revealed yet as the matter was still being finalised.

On whether there was a need to reinvite the panel from the International Atomic Energy Agency to study the environmental impact of the plant’s processes, Ewon said this may only be necessary when the company’s TOL expired end of next year.

Read more: Lynas has submitted plan for permanent disposal facility – Latest – New Straits Times

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