Najib stated publicly stated that the Lynas plant is safe. Now , you have somebody who is knowledgeable in this issue , raising doubts about safety. The big question is , why is Najib and Barisan in a big rush to built the plant.? Is it that someone or a group of people will well rewarded for their efforts,?They said the RMS Titanic was designed to be unsinkable, yet it broke into pieces and was buried in the ocean floor in its first voyage.
Every time our government says everything is okay no problem, but every time there bound to be problem and they bury it with sea of ambiguous committees and RCIs
what has Bhopal got to do with Lynas? This story is rubbish. It like saying that because of Hiroshima
MOSTI says no scientific justification to block Lynas licence why this video was pullout “BBC – One Night In Bh…” This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated due to multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement from claimant: National Geographic readmore http://suarakeadilanmalaysia.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/who-fuck-is-this-australian-nicholas-curtisgo-lick-rosy-pussy-trespassing-into-our-land-and-you-dare-sue-us/ PKR’s Fuziah Salleh has accused … Read more A NATION THAT CANNOT UPHOLD ITS LAW CANNOT PRESERVE ITS ORDER.VOTERS IN PEKAN, WHAT SAY YOU NOW ?
Cynicism is never irrational. The irrational, often wrong, sometimes right, are impelled by instinct, heart or even conscience. Cynics are morality-proof. They prefer data to truth.Najib has set the gold standard for cynicism. It operates on four axioms: public memory is a dwarf; anger is effervescent; media can be massaged at the appropriate moment; any public crisis can be assuaged with crumbs, while the promotion of private interests continues off-screen.
support Lynas or (that I) say Lynas is safe, because the information available is inadequate. If they (Lynas) want to give adequate information, then we can consider whether it is really safe or otherwise,” he added””Our enforcement agencies can’t even supervise palm oil mill wastes discharged into our waterways properly!! Talk is easy how the hell to supervise Lynas factory process raw material in stages and in limited amounts and be continuousl
fishing stocks and marine life at around PEKAN MRMUDATRIANGLE Something fishy is going on in Balok especially when the government is pushing so hard for the project. A wise man once said that the government is of the people, by the people and for the people. If there are popular objections to a certain project, it is the onus of the government to allay the people’s fear and expel their misconceptions in a transparent manner. A less transparent attempt is an act of arrogance by the government and bodes ill for the people as the stink of mischief overcomes even the smell of fish.readmore From Yoman on A nation that cannot uphold its law cannot preserve its order.Voters in PEKAN, what say you now ? # [Pending] what has Bhopal got to do with Lynas? This story is rubbish. It like saying that because of Hiroshima MOSTI says no scientific justification to block Lynas licence why this video was pullout “BBC – One Night … Read mor NOW WILL SNOBBISH ARISTOCRAT NAJIB HEAR CRIES FROM PEKAN’S “BERMUDA TRIANGLE”
Factors such as hydrochloric acid used to process thorium ore and the waste produced at the rare earth processing plant in Lynas, Gebeng must be taken into account before the plant can be ascertained safe.
Najib said that Lynas is scientifically safe and one of the reason he quoted is because of Che Rosli’s. Che Rosli should sue Najib then so that Najib can detail out all the scientific facts that he has to the court. Najib should not look down on rakyat.
Nuclear scientist Dr Che Rosli Che Mat said although thorium ore had a low radiation and not dangerous as he himself had examined a sample, the hydrochloric acid was a strong acid and waste produced can be very dangerous to human being.
readmore From Yoman on A nation that cannot uphold its law cannot preserve its order.Voters in PEKAN, what say you now ? # [Pending] what has Bhopal got to do with Lynas? This story is rubbish. It like saying that because of Hiroshima MOSTI says no scientific justification to block Lynas licence why this video was pullout “BBC – One Night … Read more
“Other than thorium ore, other factors, especially involving the plant is still not clear and to date, the plant still cannot be ascertained safe.
“We (the opposition) had voiced many questions to know the real information about Lynas but we still have not received answers,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby, here, today.
The Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (Lamp), when tabling its report in Dewan Rakyat Tuesday, recommended that a temporary operating licence (TOL) be issued to enable the factory to start operating.
Among others, the report also recommended that the factory could process raw material in stages and in limited amounts and be continuously supervised by enforcement agencies.
Che Rosli, who is also member of parliament for Hulu Langat, said the management of the waste from the plant, such as converting the waste into other materials that could be utilised, need to be taken into account.
“To recycle the waste is good, but we must take into account the amount produced and are they capable of recycling the waste, since even a little amount can endanger people?” he said.
Che Rosli then warned against labelling him a supporter of the Lynas project, and said he would take legal action if anyone did so after issuing the warning.
“Don’t say I support Lynas or (that I) say Lynas is safe, because the information available is inadequate. If they (Lynas) want to give adequate information, then we can consider whether it is really safe or otherwise,” he added.
The Russian built Koodankulam nuclear plant in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu is at the centre of controversy since October 2011. Thousands of villagers living around the site are blocking highways and staging protest, preventing further construction work at the nuclear plant citing safety as the reason for demanding the closure of this nuclear power plant.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha that all precautions would be taken at the Koodankulam nuclear plant to maintain the highest safety standards..
However, the protesters remain unconvinced. They fear the nuclear accident similar to the radiation leak in March 2011 at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant may could be repeated at Koodankulam and not amount of persuasion seems to convince them.
They have filed a public interest litigation against the government of India at the Supreme Court, staying of all proposed nuclear power plants in the country till satisfactory safety measures and cost-benefit analyses are completed by independent agencies.
To substantiate the argument the litigants have claimed that even advanced countries like Germany has decided to shutdown all its 17 Nuclear reactors through which it gets 23% of its energy.
The Koodankulam controversy is now being debated in the colleges of Tamil Nadu. A Chennai based NGO; “Nandini Voice for the Deprived,” organized an essay competition on the subject for the college students of Tamil Nadu.
One hundred and twelve college students from across the state participated in this essay competition amongst them, 65% were girls.
About seventy seven percent of the students held the view that the Koodankulam nuclear plant should be commissioned, and about twenty three percent were of the opinion that it should be abandoned.
The students who want the project to be commissioned pointed out several reasons in favor of the project. One said, India has no options other than nuclear power in view of the huge scarcity of conventional source of energy and their rising international prices. While the non conventional energy such as solar and wind power should be utilized to the maximum, they may not be adequate considering the futuristic demand for power in the country. So nuclear energy is essential for the country.
Second one said; given the serious shortage of power situation in Tamil Nadu, there is great urgency to commission the nuclear power plant in the state. This would avoid production loss of several crores of rupees.
The third said, many suspicions are raised such as fisheries getting affected, threat of tsunami and cyclones, radiation effects etc. The arguments advanced are based on suspicions, pessimistic view and lack of understanding. Senior Indian nuclear scientists have found all of them to be untrue. So there is little truth in abandoning the nuclear power plant.
Some other points that, there is certainly political undertone in the present agitation, most of the protestors are from lower income group and are uneducated, quite number of them are elderly people or school students or relatives of fishermen; they have little knowledge about the issues related to nuclear power plant. They are being misguided and are giving an impression that they are sworn opponents of nuclear power.
However, there were some students who seriously want the project to be abandoned. They are convinced about the futility of a nuclear power as a source of energy.
One of them argue that the local people are the real stake holders and even if the majority of the people would want the project to be commissioned, it should not be done so because the local stake holders object to it
Another view was that there have been instances of accidents in nuclear plants elsewhere in the world and this cannot be ignored by the local people. In such unfortunate event it’s the people living near Koodankulam area that would bear the consequences of such catastrophe.
Someone argued, human life is more important than the issues of economic and industrial development and such development factors cannot get priority when safety concerns for human beings are in question, particularly when local stake holders are not in it favor.
One opinion says that the scientists are not able to communicate with the local people and convince them effectively. The opposition that’s simmering is due to their lack of training in the communication skills of the scientists.
Someone feels that Tamil Nadu government is giving an impression that it is in favor of abandoning the Koodankulam nuclear project. In spite of the huge controversy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has not spoken in favor of the project. So in the wake of the silent stand against the Koodankulam project, the Tamil Nadu government should see to it that Koodankulam nuclear project is abandoned.
Going by the arguments for and against the motion, it can be noted that most of the students attempted to address the issue in an objective way. The views of the students are certainly valuable should be considered for being allayed.
Notwithstanding the facts, the former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission M. R Srinivasan has come out in favor of the commissioning of the Koodankulam nuclear plant.
He has reportedly said that one should never compare the Fukushima plant with Koodankulam. The Fukushima plant was built on a beachfront, but the Koodankulam was constructed on a solid terrain and that too keeping all the safety aspects in mind. Also, it’s not in a tsunami prone area and the plants have a double contaminant system which can withstand high pressure.
Srinivasan further said that more than Rs 14,000 crore has been spent on the project and if the plant is not operated immediately, it will affect the economic stability of our country.
A fifteen member center panel constituted by the Government of India did a survey of the safety features in the plant. In its report it has said the Koodankulam reactors are the safest in the country and fears of the people are not based on scientific principles.
So far the expert panel has met the protestors three times to discuss their concerns but have been unable to convince the local people who are against the nuclear power project.
The previous two meetings of the committees were held on November 7 and 18 but had failed to break the impasse as representatives of the agitators wanted more information and documents relating to their safety concerns.
The central committee was set up to allay fears of the locals over the nuclear power plant after the prolonged protests delayed the commissioning of the reactor scheduled for this month to March next year. Only essential maintenance operations were underway at the plant right now.
Meanwhile, the report of the expert group on Koodankulam nuclear power project is handed-over to the state panel members, and the district authorities of the Thirunelveli district on December 15, 2011. It can be downloaded from the PIB website http://www.pibchennai.gov.in
There will be a sea of black cloth fluttering in the sky at the Occupy Balok-Gebeng rally at the Balok beach in Pahang on Saturday, with the organisers gearing up to prepare anti-Lynas banners using the colour of mourning. From blackjack on SOMETHING FISHY IS GOING ON IN MALAYSIA # Submitted on 2012/06/21 at 12:28 pm this proposed march defies logic … Read more