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Specialists: accident at the «Rotem» is the largest environmental disaster in Judea

According to estimates of the Management of the Israel nature and parks millions of shekels and years of recovery work required in order to eliminate the effects of leakage of acid from the pool at the «Rotem».

Sunday, June 2, the inspectors of the Department examined the riverbed in the Judean desert Aslim that dripped acidic solution, and then announced that the damage from the accident is much more serious than anticipated. According to them, this is one of the largest environmental disasters in the Judean desert in recent years.

Radio «Kahn Beth» gave that the solution is spread on an area of about 600 dunams. Immediately after the accident, the nature reserve along the river was closed to tourists. According to experts, the regime of the closed zone will operate, at least until the next flood in the Judean desert, when water flows washed away a portion of toxic substances.

The accident at the plant for the production of fertilizers occurred on Friday, June 30. As yet unexplained reason, struck a 60-foot wall of the pool, which kept the waste water containing acid in high concentration. Tens of thousands of cubic meters of water spilled in the bed of the river Aslim.

The Ministry of environment, invited the company’s management on hearings at the Ministry, which will be held on Monday, July 3. Radio «Kahn Beth» reported that the Ministry is considering several options may be issued an order for temporary closure of the enterprise; the enterprise may be fined, and also against senior staff can be prosecuted.

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Specialists: accident at the «Rotem» is the largest environmental disaster in Judea 03.07.2017

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