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Lynas confident heavy metals didn't come from its plant

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Lynas Malaysia is confident that heavy metal contamination in groundwater under its plant in Gebeng was not caused by rare earth processing.

Instead, it suggested that the high heavy metal content is related to bauxite mining in the area in the same district of Kuantan.

"Lynas is confident that it is not possible for metals to migrate from Lynas residues to the groundwater because of the design of our storage facilities and our round-the-clock monitoring," said Ismail Bahri, who is in charge of radiation safety, regulations and compliance...

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