Protesters try to stop Malaysian rare-earth plant
Monday 27 February 2012
Up to 3,000 Malaysians staged a protest against a rare-earth refinery yesterday over fears of radioactive contamination.
The Australian mining company Lynas has been granted a licence to operate the $230m (£145m) plant, which would be the first outside China in years. Lynas says its plant, which will refine radioactive ore from Australia, has the latest pollution controls and it plans to start firing up by June. Rare-earth metals are used in electronics, and China dominates the market. The opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, says he will revoke the licence if he wins elections in June.
- 1 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 2 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Rashida Jones speaks out against male-centric porn saying 'women should have sex and feel good about it'
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Hard line on immigration could cost Tories the election
£15000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Now our rapidly expanding and A...
£15000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you passionate about great ...
£20000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This fast growing reinforcing s...
£18000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This fast growing reinforcing s...