The daily also wrote that Lynas has been given a one-year tax break, with an estimation that it could generate RM5 billion a year in exports starting late next year.
However, this sparked radiation fears since a similar rare earth plant in Bukit Merah, Perak, run by Japanese company Mitsubishi, which has since been closed, resulted in several cases of leukemia, cancer and birth deformities among nearby residents in the early 90s.
Mitsubishi is reported to be undertaking a stealthy but expensive RM100 million clean-up in the area.
Chronic exposure to radiation does more than increase the risk of cancers. It threatens the immune system, exacerbates pre-existing conditions, affects fertility, increases the rate of birth defects, and can retard physical and mental development.
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Twin brothers Michael and Vladimir are 16 years old
Michael with hydrocephalus is five minutes older than Vladimir who is deaf
Two sisters with brain tumors. Irina is 19 and Yelena is 24
They left Chernobyl as soon as they were told, but the radiation was too strong.
Ramzis Faisullin, is 16 years old, he suffers in school because of teasing by boys and girls, he hopes his children will not look like him
Ainagul Aksuatsky is 6 years old, but has not grown since the age of three, her parents took her out of school and have considered placing her in an orphanage because they do not have the money for her care, she tries to study at home now.
Novinki Asylum, Minsk.
A nurse prepares a bath while Zgenya a 2 1/2 year old with a massive growth that contains his kidneys, sits and waits. the tumor is inoperable.
The Menteri Besar, Adnan as reported said:
“If the people really feel strongly about it, then we can recommend for a total closure of Gebeng, and we shall see the reaction of the 20,000 people working there and that of their families,” he said citing that every industry in Gebeng, the nation's chemical and petrochemical hub, produced some form of emission.
Yes, lets hear from the workers and their families.