Carles Calls on Lynas to Release Radioactivity Monitoring Reports
Fremantle Independent MP Adele Carles is calling on Lynas Corporation to publicly release all radioactivity monitoring reports for the rare earth concentrate that they plan to export through the Port of Fremantle.
Ms Carles representatives met with Lynas last week and requested this information. General Manager John Croall refused to release the radioactivity monitoring reports.
“Lynas Corporation claims its product is safe – this corporation must release the monitoring results to substantiate this claim” says Ms Carles.
Lynas Corporation intends exporting 33,000 tonnes per annum of Rare Earth concentrate from its Mount Weld mine near Laverton, by trucking it to Fremantle and then shipping it to Malaysia for refining. The trucks will travel from Laverton through the Perth metropolitan area and along Leach Highway on route to the Port of Fremantle.
“People in Fremantle and all along the route from the mine near Laverton have a right to know exactly what radioactive material is contained within the rare earth concentrate. These unmarked trucks will literally pass by thousands of Perth residents” says Ms Carles.
“Ironically when this product reaches Malaysia, it is marked ‘radioactive material’ and stricter standards apply to its transportation than in WA” says Ms Carles.
The mine is expected to operate for at least 20 years.