June 30, 2011

Fear of a Toxic Rerun Haunt Malaysia

Keith Bradsher, New York Times


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KUANTAN, Malaysia — A $230 million refinery being built here in an effort to break China’s global chokehold on rare earth metals is plagued by environmentally hazardous construction and design problems, according to internal memos and current and former engineers on the project.

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TAGGED: Asia, Rare Earths, Malaysia, China

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