Mining company turns over new leaf with Negev landscape rehab
Rotem Amfert has decided to rehabilitate the landscape during actual phosphate mining, under the watchful eye of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority; to be sure, the company is also being forced by regulation.
The large area known as Hatzeva B is located close to a phosphate factory in the primordial landscape of the central Negev's Tzin Valley. Until a year ago, phosphate mining had left gashes up to dozens of meters deep here. Now, though, landscape rehabilitation work has returned to site to its original look.