KUANTAN, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Lynas Corp Ltd (Lynas) said today it would voluntarily implement recommendations made by the Review Committee on its Malaysia operation in Gebeng.
Lynas Chief Executive Officer, Amanda Lacaze, said in a statement today, that this includes the recommendation to be prepared to export Water Leached Purification Residue (WLP) from Malaysia if the permanent disposal facility (PDF) location is not identified or approved.
Lynas also noted the recommendation to determine the location and build the PDF for WLP, including identifying sites for its construction, before the renewal of the next licence on Sept 2, 2019.
Lacaze also referred to the recommendations to prepare and build safe storage sites for Neutralization Underflow Residue (NUF), and prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regarding NUF.
Other recommendations being noted by Lynas are the continuance of studies into the recycling of NUF, groundwater monitoring and studies on the Sungai Balok aquatic ecosystem, and devising more effective communication strategies to provide accurate and up-do-date facts to public and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Commenting further on the PDF issue, Lacaze said that the potential construction of the facility has always been part of Lynas’s planning and is provided for in its financial statements and by way of the PDF bond in excess of US$34 million (US$1 = RM4.15) that is held by the Malaysian regulator.....