Tel Aviv [Israel]June 25 (ANI/TPS): An explosion caused by an old decree occurred at the Nov Yam landfill near Tel Aviv, where military equipment is disposed of. Israel’s environment ministry criticized the country’s defense ministry over last week’s incident, saying it must clear the site of all explosives and re-inspect the area to restore safety.
The IDF and Ministry of Defense are responsible for the disposal of explosive material and its complete evacuation from any areas and locations in Israel where such activity has occurred in the past. They are the ones who ultimately approve that the area is clean and safe in this regard. Only then will the process of restoring the land from gas and pollution begin.
It is the MEP’s interest that land throughout Israel, including State land, be restored quickly and safely, as contaminated land causes real damage to human health, safety and the environment.
According to information provided to the Ministry of Environmental Protection by the Ministry of Defense and the IDF in charge of security issues, the entire IDF compound in Nov Yam, including the bunker, should be free of explosives as it was previously handled.
Given the seriousness of the incident, the Ministry of Conservation will ask the Ministry of Defense and the IDF to re-examine the entire area and any other suspicious areas, check the security of their responsibilities, and remove all explosives so that land restoration can begin safely. (ANI/TPS)
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