Geologists Warn: Oil Shale Project May Pollute West Bank Groundwater

The pilot site inside the Green Line will produce the oil, which involves heating to 350 degrees Centigrade the layer of rock containing the shale 200-300 meters underground.

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The plan to produce oil from shale in the Judean lowlands is missing important information about the environmental impact of the project, including whether pollutants could seep into the water table,...