The IAEA standards are not based on what is safe but how great the benefit, said CAP after a meeting with the panel.
Free Malaysia Today
PUTRAJAYA: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today admitted there is no such thing as “safe” levels of radiation.
However, it told the Consumer Association of Penang that some radiation levels could be justified.
The nine-member IAEA panel is here to gauge the safety of the Lynas rare earth refinery in Kuantan.
CAP vice-president Mohideen Abdul Kader told reporters after meeting the IAEA panel that they had agreed to carry out a cost-benefit analysis before allowing the plant to start operations.
Mohideen also said that the IAEA’s radiation standards were merely an “international consensus” as studies had not found a safe level of radiation.