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Australian miner Lynas wins Malaysia licence appeal

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Malaysia's Court of Appeal on Wednesday dismissed an appeal against a temporary operating licence for Australian mining company Lynas Corp, despite protests over alleged radioactive hazards. 

Residents and activists protest against Australian mining firm Lynas Corp. near Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur on November 26, 2012. Malaysia's Court of Appeal on Wednesday dismissed an appeal against a temporary operating licence for Australian mining company Lynas Corp, despite protests over alleged radioactive hazards.

The decision enables the Sydney-based rare earths miner to continue operations at its $800 million plant in the eastern town of Kuantan, in Pahang state, in the face of residents' opposition.

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