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Thursday, 31 May 2012


Assalamualaikum & Salam 1 Malaysia

For this time, CST try to explain to you all about LYNAS. For sure everyone feel shock why CST suddenly make a post in English right? That not impossible for everyone as a student "Mahasiswa" to write or speak in English. So, for today post, CST will share about "FALSE Allegations and the FACTS" about LYNAS.

Let's me show you..

1. Lynas takes advantage of weaknessesin Malaysian Law by proposing China standard - FALSE
The issue of Lynas taking advantage of weaknesses in Malaysia’s Law is not true. Malaysia’s Law on radiological safety and health is at par if not stricter than any those used internationally. Lynas has never proposed the used of any China’s standard.
2. Australian Law restricts consrtruction of such plant within 35km radius of residential area - FALSE
There is no such Australian law or even other international law. The nearest town to Mt Weld happens to be laverton which is 35km away. This distance has been misquoted by the opposition as the Australian requirement.
3. Lynas brought in lanthanide concentrate without license - FALSE
Lynas did not and has never brought in any lanthanide concentrate into Malaysia. Lynas respects all legal requirement of the government of Malaysia. The logistical trial run carried out by Lynas using an empty container was mislead by some as importing the lanthanide concentrate.
4. Lynas came to Malaysia to avoid strict Australian rules – FALSE
Lynas did not come to Malaysia to avoid the strict Australian rules. Malaysia’s regulatory requirements is equal to or stricter than that of Australia. Lynas came into Malaysia because:
a) The investment climate was conducive and competitive.
B) of the optimum resources including infrastructure required to support her operation. Gebeng, in specific, has the required port facilities, reliable support facilities (utilities), technically competent work force and reliable utilities.
c) of clear regulatory requirements critical to investment decision.
5. Lynas was chased out from Terengganu due to environmental reason – FALSE
NO, Lynas was never chased out from Terengganu. In fact Lynas met environmental requirements of the AELB and DOE.
6. Lynas is a Nuclear plant – FALSE
Lynas is NOT a nuclear plant but simple chemical processing plant operating at atmospheric pressure and ambient temperature. Therefore, there will be no fire or explosion that will cause radioactive dispersion and contamination into the environment similar to a nuclear plant accident.
7. Lynas is the same as Asian Rare Earth (ARE) – FALSE
Lynas is NOT the same as ARE. ARE uses monazite as raw material. Monazite extracted from tin tailings contains 43 times more radioactivity than Lynas raw material. ARE’s residue is also 48 times more radioactive.
8. Environment will be polluted because the plant is located in a swampy land with shallow water table – FALSE
Lynas original site is about 2 m above the water table. The site has been prepared by replacing with 1.4 m local fill making the site now 3.4 m above the water table. The RSF is built on top (not excavated!!) of the new site. The base of the temporary storage facility is 0.75 m thick, making its base about 4.15 m above the water table. The wall of the storage facility is 9 m high.

How does Lynas prevent radioactive material from polluting the water?
a. Thorium is not soluble in water and thus can be precipitated and separated out.
b. HDPE liner will prevent leaching.
c. Clay (layer below the HDPE) has very low permeability to water and that will further prevent any possible leaching.
d. Thorium has strong affinity (stick strongly) for clay, thereby further reducing leaching.
e. An under liner leak detection system (ULLDS) monitors and detects any possible leak.
f. Sampling of water quality to meet 34 parameters specified by DOE and AELB prior to discharge.
g. Underground water quality is monitored routinely.
9. Lynas will cause radioactive rain from the gas released by the stack – FALSE
Radioactive rain assumes the releases if high activity concentrations of radionuclides into the air. This will not happen with Lynas operation because Radiological Impact Assessment of a worst case scenario (i.e. uncontrolled release) estimated that stack release may only contribute 0.002mSv/year to the public, i.e. 500x less than the Mas Permissible Dose Limit for members of the public set by the AELB (1 mSv/year)

How does Lynas prevent radioactive material from polluting the air?
a. A 5-stage waste gas treatment plant installed to ensure release of clean air specified by DOE.
b. Routine air sampling carried out around the plant as specified by DOE and AELB
c. Aerosol Monitoring System (AMS) installed on site and at IPD Kuantan to monitor radiation level in the air.
d. Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) installed at the stack to monitor quality of air emission.
e. AMS and CEMS are monitored real-time and online.
10. The plant use a lot of acid that can contaminate the soil – FALSE
How does Lynas prevent soil contamination?
a. All process area are built on bunded secondary containment concrete structure. Any acid spill will be contained in the bund and will not come into contact with the ground.
b. Residues are stored in an engineered Residue Storage Facility (RSF) to prevent contamination of underground soil.
c. Residues in the RSF are kept wet to prevent contamination of surface soil
11. Lynas did not carry out study on internal radiation exposure – FALSE
Lynas carries out RIA in accordance to all regulatory requirements and IAEA standards. RIA is an assessment of total dose and risks to critical targets (e.g. workers and public) calculated based on all possible exposure pathways. This means that both external and internal exposures were already considered.
12. Lynas operation will induce cancer and caused deformed newborns – FALSE
Ministry of Health, reported cancer prevalence = 720 cases per million (MOH, 2007)

Even without Lynas plant, the estimated fatal cancer from background radiation at Lynas site ≈ 35 cases per million (RIA)

When Lynas plant is in operation, the estimated fatal cancer to the public from Lynas operation ≈ 0.1 case per million (RIA) [from 0.002 mSv/y]
13. Radon and Thoron can travel thousands of miles and cause health problems – FALSE
During Lynas operation the dose rates at Lynas outside fence :
a. Radon = 0.00002 mSv/yr
b. Thoron = 0.002 mSv/yr

Radon and Thoron are radioactive gases with very short half lives and will not travel far. This means that once formed these radionuclides will immediately transform into solid and will never travel any significant distances from the plant.
Aerosol Monitoring System (AMS) installed on site and at IPD Kuantan to monitor radiation level in the air.
14. No level of radioactivity is safe – FALSE
Radiation is all around us. Some areas in Perak, Selangor and Langkawi have higher than the average Malaysia’s level of radiation but posed no hazardous consequences. Radiation is also used in the medical field.
15. Lynas bring no benefits to Malaysia and Kuantan – FALSE
FDI value of RM 2.5 billion with annual OPEX of RM 600 million. Total contracts for Malaysian contractors is RM 1,168 million of which RM 513 million is for Kuantan contractors.

Employment: direct employee 350, contract staff 300, indirect employment by supporting industries 1000

Potential downstreamindustry, Siemen – Lynas JV employment for 1200
16. The residue will be stored permanently at the site – FALSE
No residue will be stored permanently on-site. Even though the RSF is a temporary storage facility it was designed and built to international standards of permanent storage facility.
17. Lynas produce 3200 ton of WLP per year with 0,165% Thorium i.e. 50 ton of Thorium per year – MISLEADING & CAUSING FEAR
Firstly, the allegation implies that Lynas is extracting or concentrating the Thorium in WLP. Lynas operation is neither extracting nor concentrating the Thorium content. 

Secondly, although the volume is large the concentration remains the same.
18. Lynas declares the residue as non radioactive based on China standard of 74 Bq/g – FALSE
From the very beginning, Lynas has declared to the AELB that its raw material and WLP contain low level naturally occurring radionuclides.

Lynas has and will comply to Malaysia and internationally safety standards.
19. Australia requires waste to be returned to mine – FALSE
No such law in Australia. Waste will be stored in accordance with Malaysia’s regulatory requirements.
20. Lynas Malaysia is managed by Australians – FALSE
Lynas Malaysia is fully manned and managed by Malaysians with five Rare Earth experts from China and India.
21. AkzoNobel withdraw resin supply on the ground of substandard engineering – FALSE
AkzoNobel is a chemical company which manufactures resin but not apply the resin lining, nor certify the work.

Hence Lynas made a business decision to change the contract services for integrated resin sourcing, application and certification of the concrete tanks to Trepax who has over 20 years experience in the petrochemicals industry across Asia. Trepax is applying a vinylester resin to meet international industry standard “Derakane 411” from the worldwide leader in Vinylester.
22. Claimed that 14 out of the 19 pipe network packages in the project had leaks – FALSE
It is a common practice in Petro Chemical industries that pipes need to be tested according to international standard to identify leaks and rectified accordingly before being put in service. The pipe is tested 50% above the design pressure or 70% above the operating pressure.
23. Conflict of interest for Prof Ismail Bahari to be Radiological Adviser to Lynas and also a board member for AELB – FALSE
Prof Ismail Bahari has resigned from AELB board before assuming the role of Lynas ‘ Radiological Safety Adviser. He attend only 1 board meeting but matters pertaining to Lynas license application was not discussed in that meeting.

So now,CST think that everyone know which are the FACTS and which are FALSE.

If you want a further clarification, you all can contact:
Arazmi Juhari - Senior Manager SHES ( 09-5825221)
Prof Dr Ismail Bahari - Radiological Safety Advisor (09-5825890)
Mimi Afzan Afza - Senior Manager Human Resource, Admin & Community (09-5825209)

As a "Mahasiswa Hebat" we all can compared and know which are the true and the best for the future of our country.



  1. thank God and praise Allah I finally read something accurate and Factful about lynas. well done. good luck with everything and I hope you start the processing soon.

  2. praise allah the almighty all seeing god in the sky watching over us all and protecting our families and loved ones with the truth.

    I can now sleep at night as the almighty allah has touched the CST with the finger of truth and may he slay the ones not telling the truth. May he bare his vengeance upon them and take their eyes until they can see the truth.

    The almighty allah will prevail and protect the truth and show us the righteous path to enlightenment

  3. Kami mohon sangat2 agar semua anak2 muda mengundi PR pada PRU ke-13. Mesti undi PAS, PKR dan DAP. Kita mesti ambil serius soal ekonomi dan perpaduan kaum. BN telah meninggalkan banyak hutang di setiap negeri. Ini akan membebankan kita.. Percayalah. Lihat sendiri selangor, bila PR memerintah, hutang selesai. Mereka pun tahu tapi tetap mahu menafikannya.. sememangnya betul..

    Terang2 tak wujud perpaduan dalam BN. MCA dan MIC terang2 menolak BN.

    Pastikan anda memberitahu rakan2, emak ayah dan saudara yang kurang tahu soal ekonomi dan perpaduan kaum.... Walaupun terpaksa berada dlm kem BN dan UMNO, pastikan undi anda tetap kpd PR.... Yakin dan percayalah, anda tak rugi apa2 jika bg peluang kpd PR malah untung..

    Jika adik2 semua tak yakin, buktikan video dibawah adalah tidak benar

    Mohon Adik2 Semua Lari Dari Puteri Dan Pemuda UMNO. 4 juta anak2 muda perlu lari segera tanpa perlu berdolak dalik. Pergerakkan Puteri Dan Pemuda UMNO Bakal Dibubarkan Sebelum PRU Ke-13. Perjuangan mereka sudah tidak betul. Mereka hanya pandai menerapkan budaya samseng kepada adik2 semua. Lihat sendiri BUKTI di bawah jika tak percaya..


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  4. terima kasih di atas komen saudara saudari.di pihak CST,CST gunakan hak berfikir sebelum hak bersuara.CST yakin dgn perjuangan yang ada sekarang kerana CST tahu mana benar & mana mungkar.CST sentiasa salurkan fakta & kebenaran untuk sama-sama kita berfikir.Terima Kasih.