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Landfill near Kuantan as proposed as Lynas' radioactive residue storage site

Kow Gah Chie

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Jabur Jerangau Landfill, 30 minutes drive from Kuantan, is being proposed to be made the permanent deposit facility (PDF) for Lynas' rare earth processing plant to house its radioactive residue.

"There was a proposal to create a permanent deposit facility (PDF) for Lynas at the Jabur Jerangau Landfill," said Abdul Rahim Muda, chairperson of the Pahang Local Government and Housing Committee during the state legislative assembly sitting today.

"However, the proposal is subjected to the guidelines, conditions and approval from the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) and the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change...

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