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As deadline looms, Lynas seeks new site for radioactive waste

Australian miner Lynas Rare Earths Limited must construct a Permanent Disposal Facility (PDF) following Putrajaya's decision last year to renew its licence for three years along with a slew of conditions.

Among them, the PDF must be built within a year. But Lynas' plan to do so in Bukit Ketam - a forest reserve about 35km from Kuantan, Pahang - hit a snag following the Department of Environment's (DOE) rejection in April.

Although Lynas appeared to indicate that the Bukit Ketam plan was still on - it claimed that DOE needed further information on the proposal - documents sighted by Malaysiakini however showed that the firm is now seeking approval for another location...

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