Nablus is not Spared by Dumping - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Walid
    • 17.10.07 | 13:57 (IST)

    The Barqan industrial zone is located in the Nablus district and occupies an area of 150 dunums. It hosts approximately 80 industrial factories of different industries such as aluminum, fiberglass, plastic, electroplating and military industries. There are three aluminum factories, and several plastic factories. These industries produce large quantities of hazardous liquid and solid wastes. Industrial wastewater generated from Barqan industrial zone flows into the nearby wadi and pollutes the agricultural lands which belong to three Palestinian villages; Sarta, Kafr ed Deik and Bruqin, in the Nablus district. It is estimated that this industrial zone generates approximately 810 thousand cubic meters of industrial wastewater annually. In 1991 and 1992, the Jewish Regional Council (Shomron) conducted a study to evaluate the composition of the generated waste. The study showed that the generated waste was not meeting standards and contatoxic and hazardous chemicals. The director of the industrial zone was informed about the results, but did not stop this disaster. The wastewater had been previously collected in three storage tanks. Due to a design failure, these tanks are currently overloaded with mud and not in operation. Therefore, the industrial wastewater flows untreated to the nearby wadi. There are two wastewater streams generated from the Barqan industrial zone. The first is flowing to Wadi Rabah and damages the agricultural land of the nearby villages. The other flows towards Wadi Qana. It has been observed that the wastewater continues to flow as shown in the Landsat Satellite Image. As stated in the Al-Quds Newspaper no 9915 of April 2nd, 1997, hundreds of cows and sheep drink from the Barqan industrial zone wastewater stream and eat the polluted nearby plants. Their dairy products are marketed in the cities of Nablus and Salfeet. People living near the northern entrance of Bruqin village are also vulnerable to the wastewater stream which flow through this area.

    from the article: Study: Israel is biggest polluter in eastern Mediterranean
    First published 00:00 17.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 17.10.07
Haaretz Headlines
A policeman confronts a protester at the Ethiopian-Israeli demonstration in Tel Aviv on June 3rd.
The Facebook squad: How Israel Police tracks activists on social media

It follows their Facebook pages, uses fake profiles to 'befriend' them and presents screenshots of posts in court – this is how Israel Police is adding social activists to its virtual surveillance list. 'They know what I write and do,' Ethiopian protest leader says.

09:46 06.02.16 | 1 comments
Syrians walk towards the Turkish border at the Bab al-Salam border gate, Syria, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
The fall of Aleppo could mark a crucial turning point in Syrian war

The Syrian army is rapidly closing in on the rebels who are in control of the city, leaving a narrow corridor through which civilians are escaping on foot; Russian and Iranian support are tipping the balance in Assad's favor.

01:04 06.02.16 | 1 comments
Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam.
Sheldon Adelson-owned Vegas newspaper endorses Marco Rubio

The Las Vegas Review-Journal's editorial board states the casino magnate wasn't involved in the endorsement decision.

03:11 06.02.16 | 1 comments
Jacob Oryah's orange-hued wine.
Orange-hued wine, made by a man who dared to defy Israel's Chief Rabbinate

Jacob Oryah, a religious vintner, challenged the notion that wine touched by a secular person cannot be kosher – and was promptly punished for it. But he persevered to make what has been described as Israel's tastiest and most thought-provoking wine.

06:00 06.02.16 | 0 comments