2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 17:40:08 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: Israel set to clean up military industrial sites
Who will clean up gov't's eco-mess?

Israel is finally set to pass a law aimed at rehabilitating contaminated land but question remains – who is responsible for clean up efforts and just what will they be responsible for?

Chen Pundak, Calcalist
August 17, 2012

It may be a few decades too late but Israel is finally set to pass a law aimed at rehabilitating contaminated land. Israel currently has some 1,200 sites with contaminated soil but according to the Environment Protection Ministry, Israel has at least 10,000 contaminated sites – precise figures will only be available after a comprehensive national soil survey is conducted.

The bills cost is estimated at NIS 9 billion ($223 million) but the cost effectiveness evaluation is NIS 35 billion ($868 million). The cause is simple' taking the IMI compound in the Sharon as an example, it has 7,500 dunam (1,854 acres) of the most contaminated land in Israel will be able to populate some 100,000 people after clean up efforts.

The Environmental Protection Ministry bill was approved last year after the Adam Teva V'Din, the Israel Union for Environmental Defense (IUED) tried to pass the bill through a private initiative. Since then the Knesset Internal Affair and Environment Committee has only approved half of the sections of the bill.


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Lenny Siegel
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