ABC, Radio Australia
22 June 2012
Malaysian activists have promised “wave after wave” of protests, after a parliamentary select committee called for an operating license to be awarded to a controversial Australian rare earths processing plant.
The committee said Lynas Corp could run its plant in the Malaysian state of Pahang, as long as it adhered to health and safety recommendations, including continued monitoring of radiation.
But the corporation still needs to acquire two more licenses from the government before it can begin operations.
Lynas has come under fire from environmentalists and residents, who are concerned about what they’re calling the “the world’s largest radioactive dump.”
Presenter: Liam Cochrane
Speaker: Wong Tack, Himpunan Hijau