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12 May 2011

Author:
Kathy Hearn, Al Jazeera

Malaysians fear impact of 'rare earths' refinery

Residents of a coastal town in Malaysia are concerned about a new refinery being built in the area. An Australian company [Lynas] is planning to process "rare earths" in the plant - minerals used in electronic devices. [Residents raise concerns over refinery’s detrimental impact on human health and the environment. Company CEO says plant will be safe] [Report also refers to Mitsubishi]

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