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Lanthanide not radioactive but its by-products are, NGO tells Perak MB
Published:  Sep 30, 2022 11:37 AM
Updated: 11:37 AM

The environmental group Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has warned that rare earth mining raises the risk of radioactive contamination of its surroundings, even though the lanthanide being mined is not radioactive.

It said the process of mining lanthanide will concentrate naturally occurring radioactive elements in the soil, making it more bioavailable and raising the risk of exposure to radiation.

“The point is that...

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