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Still no good news for the Kishon River.

June 10, 2007

Haaretz - June 8, 2007 - Kishon

Haaretz Daily News. June 8, 2007.

After years of work by Zalul and other environmental organizations to push for the clean up of the Kishon River, the lack of follow-through by government agencies has made all the effort seem futile. The Haaretz article published this Friday says it well:

More than five years ago the government ordered a stop to the dumping of industrial effluents into the Kishon, yet these continue to pollute the stream. The adoption of strict pollution standards also remained on paper, while the pollution is growing.

On our tour of polluted areas in the North with members of the Socio-Environmental Caucus in the Knesset, we got a good look at the Kishon and heard a great deal about its problems. People seem to care, but no one in the government is out there holding the factories accountable.

Kishon River

Factories along Haifa’s Kishon River

Here at Zalul, we want to know, when will the government start taking this problem seriously?

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