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Green organizations demand an immediate halt to the promotion of a waste incineration facility: "Danger to the public" - Walla! news

2020-11-27T23:53:36.595Z

In a letter to the Minister of Environmental Protection and the Minister of Finance, the organizations criticized the decision to build the facility in Mishor Adumim, claiming that the crematorium did not undergo the required planning procedure. "There are failures that produce an unequivocal danger, the values ​​of the pollutants in them are almost double what is required today," they wrote.



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Green organizations demand immediate halt to promotion of waste incineration facility: "danger to the public"

In a letter to the Minister of Environmental Protection and the Minister of Finance, the organizations criticized the decision to build the facility in Mishor Adumim, claiming that the crematorium did not undergo the required planning procedure.

"There are failures that produce an unequivocal danger, the values ​​of the pollutants in them are almost double what is required today," they wrote.

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Green organizations are calling for an immediate halt to all procedures to promote a waste incineration facility in the Red Plains and say that this is "blatant and dangerous discrimination."

In a letter sent Tuesday (Tuesday) to the Minister of Environmental Protection, Gila Gamliel, and to the Minister of Finance, Israel Katz, they criticized the fact that the crematorium did not undergo the required planning procedure - "promoted in a quick procedure."



The facility that is planned to be built at the "Good Samaritan" site is supposed to absorb waste and generate electricity.

However, as reported in Walla!

NEWS is promoted based on an old plan from 2005, which did not include landfill space.

Last July, residents of the Ma'ale Adumim area petitioned against the plan, saying it was a "snatch."

The State argued that the petition should be dismissed outright because an application for a permit for the facility had not yet been submitted.

A hearing on the petition is scheduled for next January.

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"There are failures that produce an unequivocal danger to health."

Waste dumping site (Photo: Association of Solid Waste Cities)

However, it is now claimed that the state continues to promote the facility, while three other crematoria across the country were frozen by the Ministry of Environmental Protection with the entry of Minister Gamliel.

"Advancing the planning procedures for this crematorium located in Judea and Samaria, in contrast to the other plans whose promotion was halted, once again illustrates the existing gaps between the planning procedures in Judea and Samaria and their parallel procedures within the Green Line, as well as the differences in planning and construction law and environmental law." At the request of the Society for the Protection of Nature, Clear, Housekeepers, Citizens for the Environment, Green Now and Greenpeace Israel.



They added that "as is well known, pollution and environmental hazards are not limited by man-made artificial boundaries, but continue to have an impact beyond them. It should therefore be stipulated that professional decisions by the Ministry of Environmental Protection will not stop at Green Line boundaries."

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We also noted that in a preliminary tender published for the establishment of the program, "there are failures that create an unequivocal danger to public health. For example, outdated standards and directives from about 15 years ago in which the values ​​of hazardous pollutants are almost double what is required today."



Dana Gabay, an environmental consultant who accompanies the residents' struggle headquarters, added that "from the perspective of professionals and the world, there is a consensus that incineration is part of the solution of treating fires in the future world. The question is whether this is done at the right stage here."

According to her, while the claims are that these are fire facilities like in Europe, the standards are outdated and the risk is great.



In addition, she stressed that according to the plan, the facility is expected to be one of the largest in the world, without first studying the differences, with the amount of pollutants in Israel different from Europe, where waste is carefully sorted.

Finally, she stressed that while it is said to be an energy recovery facility, in operation it is "likely to be a purification facility only with minimal power generation", due to its location.



The Ministry of Environmental Protection has not yet responded.

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