Malaysians fear impact of 'rare earths' refinery

Residents concerned about new plant, having suffered from previous operation in Kuantan.

    Residents of a coastal town in Malaysia are concerned about a new refinery being built in the area.

    An Australian company is planning to process "rare earths" in the plant - minerals used in electronic devices.

    Al Jazeera's Kathy Hearn travelled to Kuantan, and spoke to people who say they have already suffered enough from a previous operation in the area.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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