Lynas: Executive committee to submit report on Nov 27

Evaluation committee chairman Mazlin Mokhtar says they will be professional, transparent and open in the report for presentation to the Cabinet.

KUANTAN: Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) operations evaluation executive committee will be sending its report to the government on Nov 27.

Committee chairman Professor Mazlin Mokhtar said the report would be sent to Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.

“We are always thinking and acting in a neutral manner. We’ll also be professional, transparent and open in the report with suggestions to the minister for presentation to the Cabinet,” he said at the end of the executive committee’s public hearing session here today.

Mazlin added that there were three aspects to be evaluated on the factory processing rare earths — health and safety compliance standards, radioactive waste management as well as the scheduled substances produced.

He also thanked all those who attended the session as it showed maturity, transparency, openness, patience and tolerance of the people as no untoward incident happened at the event.

Present at the hearing were Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh, who is Kuantan MP, Bentong MP Wong Tack and Lynas CEO Amanda Lacaze.

Earlier, Lynas radiation safety general manager Profesor Ismail Bahari said the people need not be scientists to understand the issue as Lynas had met all the requirements.

He said Lynas had taken all necessary measures on the safety and health of residents as well as the environment since 2008 by listening to experts in the related fields.