Monday, July 4, 2011

Deficient IAEA Report



On Friday, I attended the School of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Management’s event which was a fine dining experience called the Feast of Camelot. They created an interesting menu. They served beaver, hedgehog, peacock and blackbird - but not to worry, it was only "pretend" food!

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on the Lynas Corp project released on June 30, 2011 is deficient. They failed to mention whether the setting up of the plant should be given a go ahead and they also kept mum about the company’s compliance with international radiation safety standards. But the IAEA did outline 11 recommendations and urged the Malaysian government to carry out their implementation within a year before awarding Lynas the license to operate the rare earth plant in Gebeng, Kuantan. The eleven recommendations that include taking technical and safety measures, as well as identifying plans in the event of plant closure have vindicated the residents’ fears about Lynas!. Shouldn’t the MB’s supporters be protesting since this report didn’t endorse their view that Lynas is safe?

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