I have to agree that Lynas is safe, like Durex claimed their condom is safe.
But I cannot agree that rare earth ore from Australia, chemical used for the refinery process, and waste as the by product of the refinery process is safe.
Much like Durex cannot guarantee that their condom will never break.
For broken Durex condom, your damage is limited to accidental birth of your child.
For broken Lynas, it will claim thousands of habitants' life surrounding the area for thousands of years.
I would like to share the following documentary, "The Battle of Chernobyl" here.
Watch it carefully, especially comments from top Russian nuclear scientist to the then leader of Soviet Union, Gorbachev, claiming that the Chernobyl nuclear plant is 100% safe.
Does this ring your bell that some nuclear experts here claimed the same?
Yes, one may argue Lynas is not nuclear power plant. But Durex is neither nuclear power plant, and when it fails you, you had it.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
if Lynas is sincere, it should relocate its corporate HQ to Malaysia, then operate the refinery in West Australia.
No infrastructure? You can always set up a plant near port Freemantle, so no need to ship rare earth ore to Kuantan to process.
No water? Hey! You mean Australia is so bad that there's no enough water supply in Freemantle?
No upstream industries? We can alway ship you whatever chemical that you can find in Kuantan, no issue, we can also sell you cheap, definitely cheaper in terms of weight as compare to the ore, hence shipping cost.
Tax break? Why not you apply in your home country then? I believe the Australian government, who wanted to control world rare earth supply, will be more than happy to do so.
350 jobs? You can always hire our brave souls who are willing to work for you, or you can create 350 jobs in Australia, your choice.
So bring your HQ here, put your refinery there, and we will trust you do good for us