Sunday, April 21, 2013

Only in Kuantan

The fear of radiation from the LYNAS rare earth refining plant in Gebeng,the world largest,
about 20km from Kuantan have been the talk of the town and country for quite some time
with protests spearheaded by SMSL
and with the green issues now being link to the 13th Malaysian General Election
with the participation of the Wong Tack the chairman of 'Himpunan Hijau'
the major green movement in Malaysia as the Pakatan Rakyat candidate
in the Bentong Parlimentary seat.
A win for him will mean a voice for the green movement in Parliment.

normal readings for now..


Will the future of people of Kuantan be like this corpse like rock of Batu Balok?



What will this tranquil scene of the Balok river be like
with waste water discharge flowing into it years from now?



how about the Balok mangrove forest?

a muddy Sungai Tunggak.



Junction of Balok and Tunggak river.



A fishermen cleaning his net at the Balok river mouth,
wonder what will his catch be like a few years from now?
 OEKO report









watching the returning fishermen at the river mouth is a favourite past time for many on weekends
especially during low tide.



early boats leaving for another day at sea.









let us hope a new sunrise will come on the 6th of May
which will bring lots of good news to the people of Kuantan.









16 comments:

❤Kamsiah❤ said...

Batu Balok tu kelihatan spt org sedang berbaring

jeragang said...

wow.... nice shoot.. sejak ada lpt terus ker sg ular always bypass balok.... although its very near yet too far... thanks thomas i miss all that

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

Interesting place of which I did not even know. And that sure said it all with the amazing pictures.

Seri said...

to be a developed country in the future, we have sometimes to sacrifice in order not too dependable on other countries especially when it refers to raw materials if we have the ability and expertise to produce ourselves...

thomas said...

Seri,
They are putting ~700,000 people of Kuantan at risk,
i don't mind if they built it in a an area far away from people.
Why M'sians oppose the LYNAS

Rare earth pollution in Baotou China

NARDtheNERD said...

before lynas plant was build, there is a Environmental Impact Assesment procedure need to be done. it includes participant of the environmental expertise, society and engineers. they already consider a lot of aspect to environment, peoples health and animals habitat in terms of pros and cons.

itu apa yang i belajar la thomas. hehe.

de engineur said...

On the one hand, it is good for development and giving job to the folks. If all the stakeholders say it is safe, then thumbs up. On the other hand, it is an unnecessary risk the people wud need to take.

Question now is, with a first class technological advance this project would bring with it, is our 'maintenance' mentality at par? It should be safe for now but safety & security must be maintained - equipment maintenance, strict procedure on discharge of wastes, byproduct, effluent, etc.

So, look out for funny changes in the river, it is the first few frontline indicators.

de engineur said...

Forgot to mention, your evening shots are fantastic!

Puteri Kasih said...

hope the GE will bring some major changes. Anyway as usual very nice photographs here :)

Kay Masingan said...

tenangnya ombak dlm video tu dan pantainya sangat bersih.

Diari Si Froggie said...

cantinya yang sunset tu.. sebenarnya ok ke LYNAS tu?

Wak Gelas™ said...

dh lama bebenor wak tinggalkan Gebeng sejak keje 10 tahun lampau..,uHUUu, sukak lepak2 kat pantai Balok.. nyamannn

mamapp said...

wah so beautiful

Icah Banjarmasin said...

saya suka sekali dengan pantainya itu..ckckckck..cantik nian.

Cikgu Bada said...

sungguh teruja

Ahmad Kamil said...

harap Lynas dihentikan..!!

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