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Tech & Science Australia's Lynas picks Kalgoorlie for rare earth processing site

06:55  09 december  2019
06:55  09 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Lynas has signed an agreement with the outback town of Kalgoorlie to explore a potential initial ore processing site as the rare earths producer tries to Lynas , the largest rare earths producer outside China, signed a memorandum of understanding with the mining town, where the city will help attract

(Reuters) - Australian rare earths producer Lynas Corp said on Friday it signed an agreement with the outback town of Kalgoorlie to explore a potential initial ore processing site as it tries to soothe concerns in Malaysia about radioactive waste. Lynas , the largest rare earths producer outside China

a group of people on a beach: A Lynas Corp worker walks past sacks of rare earths concentrate waiting to be shipped to Malaysia, at Mount Weld, northeast of Perth, Australia© Reuters/MELANIE BURTON A Lynas Corp worker walks past sacks of rare earths concentrate waiting to be shipped to Malaysia, at Mount Weld, northeast of Perth, Australia

Australian rare earths miner Lynas Corp said on Monday it had picked outback town Kalgoorlie as the site for a new initial ore processing plant to extract low-level radioactivity from materials to be shipped to Malaysia for final treatment.

In a statement, the world's only major producer of rare earth metals outside China said it the new planned cracking and leaching plant in Western Australia forms part of a $500 million growth strategy to boost production by 2025.

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Lynas , the largest rare earths producer outside China, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the city of Kalgoorlie -Boulder, otherwise known as Kalgoorlie , where the city will help the company in attracting workers for the potential processing site . (Reporting by Nikhil Kurian Nainan in

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After lengthy tensions with Kuala Lumpur over environmental concerns about its operations in Malaysia, Lynas was given four years by the country to build a plant to remove low-level radioactivity from material it ships to the Southeast Asian nation for processing into elements vital for products ranging from fighter jets to wind farms.

Kalgoorlie is about a four-hour drive from Lynas' Mt. Weld mine, where it currently trucks rare earth concentrate to the coast for shipment to a processing facility in Malaysia.

The site was selected ahead of two other shortlisted areas, also in the Goldfields region.

"We also acknowledge the support from the Western Australian Government and the Australian Government to enhance the critical minerals industry in the Kalgoorlie region," Lynas Chief Executive Officer Amanda Lacaze said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Lynas also said it was looking at options for upstream solvent extraction in Western Australia.

(Reporting by Nikhil Kurian Nainan in Bengaluru; Editing by Tom Hogue and Kenneth Maxwell)

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