National network of detection sensors not set up due to budget shortfall.
Area towns ask interior minister to hold up approval of plans until a full environmental survey is conducted.
Environmental Protection Ministry: Investigation into how five million liters of crude spilled from pipeline will take two months.
In a letter sent to fishers three weeks ago with information about renewing their licenses for 2015, the ministry said it would be taking additional measures to combat overfishing.
Green energy activists gathered there for a convention this week as crude oil was gushing out of a broken pipeline nearby.
Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis put in charge of environment ministry as rain falls on Evrona nature reserve, threatening to wash crude into Gulf of Eilat.
Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company’s confidentiality pact dates back to Shah’s rule in Iran
Pipeline caused crude to gush out into nature reserve some 20 kilometers north of Eilat, causing one of the worst environmental disasters in Israeli history.
The huge spill near Eilat is only one of many problems around the country, the Water Authority says.
Cleanup teams working to minimize damage after crude oil gushed into the Evrona nature reserve, one of Israel's worst-ever environmental disasters.