Lynas made an application for PDF site

Lynas made an application for PDF site

KUANTAN: The Pahang state government today confirmed that the rare earth processing company, Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas), had applied for a site to construct a permanent depository facility (PDF) in the state.

Pahang Local Government and Housing Committee chairman Abd Rahim Muda said the application was submitted recently and so far, it was still being reviewed by the state government.

“The application will be referred to the relevant agencies especially the Atomic Energy Licensing Board under the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climatic Change.

“This is to ensure the suitability of the location to be made as a PDF and such a process will certainly take some time,” he said, at the Pahang State Legislative Assembly Sitting today.

Rahim said this when replying a question from Lee Chean Chung (PH-Semambu) on the latest development on the application for a site for PDF for Water Leach Purification (WLP) produced by Lynas.

However, he did not disclose the area that had been applied for.

Responding to a supplementary question from Lee Chin Chen (PH-Bilut), Rahim confirmed that so far, the state government had yet to make a final decision on the application.

“We will first listen to the views of the relevant agencies at the federal government level. We also follow the decision made by the ministry based on expert opinion,” he said.

Rahim said that in issues such as Lynas, expert opinion in the field concerned must be listened to.

Bernama


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