26 Feb '12, 6am

3,000 Malaysians protest against rare earth plant

3,000 Malaysians protest against rare earth plant

KUANTAN, Malaysia: Thousands rallied Sunday in Malaysia against an Australian miner's rare earths plant in the biggest protest yet over fears it will produce radioactive waste harmful to them and the environment. Australia's Lynas has almost completed building the plant near the seaside town of Kuantan in eastern Pahang state to process rare earth ores imported from Australia. China currently supplies about 95 per cent of world demand for rare earths, which are used in high-tech equipment from iPods to missiles and have seen prices soar in recent years. Lynas hopes to begin operations within months, producing an initial 11,000 tonnes of rare earths a year and effectively breaking the Chinese stranglehold on the materials. But more than 5,000 people, many wearing green and holding banners reading "Stop pollution, stop corruption, stop Lynas," gathered in Kuantan to call for...

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