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Adele Demands Lynas Release Radiation Monitoring

Fremantle Independent MP Adele Carles has called for radiation monitoring results to be made public after it was revealed that Lynas Corporation has been stockpiling its radioactive rare earth concentrate in Bibra Lake since March whilst awaiting export through Fremantle Port.

The latest information on the Lynas shipments came after Ms Carles asked a series of parliamentary questions.

“It’s time to end the secrecy over this export operation,” Ms Carles said.

“The Radiation Management Plan for this material requires radiation monitoring if it is stored at one place for more than 24 hours.”

“The government still won’t confirm if radiation monitoring is being conducted on this rare earth and won’t commit to releasing the data if it exists. We are told the radiation levels are low so why won’t they release the data?” Ms Carles said.

The Lynas concentrate is expected to be exported through Fremantle Port in the second half of 2012 to the site of the controversial Lynas Advanced Material Plant in Kuantan, Malaysia which continues to face mass public protests.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-20/questions-over-rare-earth-stockpile/4081280?section=wa

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