As per title, what do you think of Lynas? Will they do more good or bad? Let's take a look.
What is Lynas?
Lets not lecture here, I'll make it short. Lynas is a company that digs for rare earth. Done.
What is Rare Earth?
The image below shows the rare earth on the Periodic Table
Where can these Rare Earth be found?
Rare earth is not something you can pick up on the floor and claim it as rare earth. These materials are mixed up together with other materials. In order to get these rare earth, big factory (Lynas) have to break up the mixed up materials to get the concentrated rare earth.
Why Rare Earth?
Rare earth gives out less green house gases. Therefore reducing global warming
I believe I have answered as short as possible what Lynas is trying to do here. They claim that this method can reduce global warming.
On their website, they stated on the homepage "Zero Harm and Sustainable Development" but when you click into that page, it shows "Our goal is Zero Harm"... Wait a minute, Our Goal? My goal is to get straight A's in SPM but I didn't... Goals can fail you too...
Malaysians claim Lynas is harmful to human being and especially to younger children is because of the radiation that are released by elements while digging for these rare earth. Moreover, Lynas factory in Kuantan is located approximately 2km away from residential area and my Kuantan friend told me that area is a popular tourist spot!
Currently, many Malaysians are going ballistic over this issue and have been hosting protest all over Malaysia concerning this. Below is the timetable which protest will take place tomorrow, 26th Feb 2012!
Below and some of the videos and photos about Lynas:
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Source: [Lynascorp.com] [Stop Lynas, Save Malaysia]