Lynas sees High Court challenge dismissed

Rare earths miner Lynas has won the latest round of its continuing process plant battle in Malaysia.

The miner has faced an ongoing battle with local Malaysian residents and the environmental group Save Malaysia! Stop Lynas! over the development of its processing plant.

In December the miner faced another court hearing after SMSL challenged the granting of temporary operating permits for the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP).

It has now had this latest challenge dismissed.

"Lynas is pleased to announced that the Kuantan High Court has denied an application by persons associated with the Save Malaysia Stop Lynas group for leave to seek a judicial review of the Atomic Energy Licensing Board's decision to issue the Temporary Operating Licence (TOL) to Lynas," the company said in a statement.

It added that "there remains no injunction or stay preventing Lynas from continuing to carry out its operations at its Malaysian plant.

It comes less than a month after the miner began ramping up processing at the LAMP.
 

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