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Radioactive Materials, Radiation and How It Affects Us

Prof Ng Kwan Hoong, Medical Physicist and Senior Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya | Dr Abdul Muin Abdul Rahman, Deputy Director General, Malaysian Nuclear Agency

15-Apr-19 15:00

Radioactive

There has been heated debate over the radioactive waste produced at the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) in Kuantan, which is owned by Lynas Corporation, Ltd. an Australian rare-earths mining company. Lynas insists that it abides by international safety standards and industry practices, and that critics have ignored the science in the matter. Together with guest host and science journalist Dr. Law Yao Hua, we try to understand the science of radioactivity with the help of medical physicist Prof Ng Kwan Hoong from Universiti Malaya, and Dr Abdul Muin Abdul Rahman, the Deputy Director General of the Malaysian Nuclear Agency.


Produced by: Dr Law Yao Hua

Presented by: Dr Law Yao Hua and Juliet Jacobs

Tags:  Earth MattersRadiationrare earthsLynas Advanced Materials PlantLynas CorporationLynasradioactivityradioactive wasteRare Earth OxidesREOsBigger PictureHealthcare, Pharma, BiotechEnvironment/SustainabilityHealth

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