Zalul’s new Pollution Map in the news!
Not only has Zalul released its third annual Pollution Map so everyone can learn where companies have permits to dump their treated waste, there has been fewer tons of heavy metals, organic compounds, and ammonia that were approved for dumping in 2009 compared to 2008.
The decrease in permits for heavy metal went from 114 tons to 101 tons, 93,000 tons 81, 558 tons of orgaic compound, and from 224 tons to 155.46 tons of ammonia. Two fewer permits were granted in 2009 (12) as opposed to 2008 (10).
After a long and successful fight, Zalul’s new regulations require companies to publish additional information, such as the nature of the pollution and the location of the discharge, in the newspapers and on the Environmental Protection Ministry website. The Pollution Map can be viewed at http://www.zalul.org.il/zalul-map09/default.htm.
Read this great article from the Jerusalem Post that discusses Zalul’s Pollution Map.