MP for Kuantan
15th June 2011
Director General of AELB, need to verify clearly what is Malaysia’s limit for Radioactive Waste.
Director General of AELB, Raja Datuk Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan, told at a luncheon organised by Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF) that local regulations were far more stringent than those in the United States or even Australia.
It is important that Raja Aziz verify and explain his statement. What he meant exactly, when he stressed that Malaysia kept to IAEA standards of 1,000 Bq/kg before the AELB intervenes with licensing regulations.
Does the figure 1000 Bq/kg means that AELB Malaysia subscribes to the 1Bq/g, as the limit for the specific radioactivity level for Lynas’s waste to be categorised as radioactive waste?
It is in the interest of the nation, especially the residents of Balok, Gebeng and Kuantan that Raja Aziz explains whether from his statement, he meant that the figure 1Bq/g is the limit or the ceiling, above which the waste will be considered as radioactive waste.
I would then like to ask why AELB gave the the approval for Lynas’s waste to be categorised as safe, can be scattered everywhere and categorised as non radioactive, when Lynas openly declares that the specific radioactivity level of their waste from LAMP is at 61 Bq/g. (Refer to RIA report on LAMP)
Kuantan residents impatiently awaits DG of AELB’s answer.
MP for Kuantan, Malaysia.