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Ministry of Finance and MOE: a governmental body will deal with contaminated soil

According to Globes newspaper, the Minister of the Environment, Mr. Avi Gabai, together with the Minister of Finance have been pushing a proposal that will elect a governmental body to be responsible for dealing with all soil contamination in areas designated for construction. According to sources, the company will be a governmental company dedicated to environmental solutions and according to the plan will be responsible for handling and executing all tenders dealing with soil contamination in Israel Military Industries Ramat Hasharon and Nof Yam sites.

June 18th, 2015|

Researchers from the Technion (Haifa) estimate the damage caused by fuel leakage in Evrona at over half a billion Shekels

According to Calcalist, researchers from the Technion calculated the cost of the damage caused by the fuel leakage using an American model previously used by the USA government. The result was estimated at 527 Million Shekel which is very different to the estimation supplied by the Israeli government which was approximately 10 million NIS. The research was ordered and financed by the “human, nature and law” (in Hebrew) NGO. EAPC (Eilat – Ashkelon Pipeline Company) replied that they have doubts regarding the methodology and results reached by the researchers.

June 18th, 2015|

Israel will finance Israel Military Industries (IMI) investors move from the Sharon to the Negev

The group that wins the tender to privatize IMI will receive between 1 to 1.5 Billion shekels from the State for the remediation of contaminated soil. The benefits to IMI will include construction and relocation to new factories in Ramat Beka in the Negev region. Today this Ramat Beka area in the Negev is used as the testing ground for IMI. The soil contamination in the Sharon is planned to be completely remediated by 2020 and the area is intend as a residential area.

June 18th, 2015|

Super Fund Cleanup – TCE Spill from Railroad Derailment

Full-Scale remediation by a soil evaporation system is expected to begin at the Le Roy Superfund site where a train derailed 46 years ago and release 35,000 gallons of TCE and 1 ton of cyanide crystals.  This new technology involves placing a vacuum on the contaminated soil, extracting and containing the TCE into a filter, and then returning the soil to the site after testing.  The cleanup is expected to take 2 years to complete.

June 8th, 2015|

Afek Company: There is fuel in Ramat Hagolan (Israel)

According to Yedioth Ahronoth, Afek Company believes there is a good possibility that in the current drilling which they are conducting in Ramat HaGolan, they will find liquid petroleum. However, due to the company’s obligations to the planning committee and the court, they cannot make full production testing aimed at evaluating the quality and quantity of oil. These commitments were given due to fears of environmentalists and residents that the production of oil may endanger the Sea of Galilee and the surrounding area and result in soil and groundwater contamination.

June 4th, 2015|

Soil and sea contamination as a result of crude oil leakage in California

On the May 21, 2014 approx. 400,000 liters of crude oil leaked and spilled onto the beaches of Santa Barbara California. This occurred as a result of damage in the crude oil pipe belonging to the “Plains All American Pipeline” company. Large scale damage was caused, the full extent of which is still unknown.

June 4th, 2015|

Fuel leakage at filling station

Fuel and petroleum impacted groundwater were found in the municipal sewage system of Kefar Saba in the area of Weizmann Road.   The fuel apparently originates from or a gasoline station and seeped into the municipal sewage system.   According to the municipality the problem has been resolved. As a result of this occurrence, the Kfar Saba Municipality and the Ministry for the Protection of the Environment conducted a soil gas survey and testing of the underground infrastructure at the station.

June 4th, 2015|

Soil still contaminated in Alsace (France) 29 years after the Chernobyl disaster

Twenty-nine (29) years after Chernobyl disaster, the soils in Alsace (France) remain contaminated. A survey conducted by CRIIRAD laboratory in Balsas (France) indicated that the grounds in that part of the world remain contaminated as a result of the radioactive contamination that took place in Chernobyl. However research showed that the levels of contamination have been reduced from the levels which were measured right after the disaster.

May 25th, 2015|

Publication of “draft guidelines for the approval of contaminated soil disposal”

On May 5, 2015 the Ministry for the Protection of the Environment opened to the public for comments on a draft guidelines for the approval of contaminated soil disposal.  The public will be able to comment until June 1, 2015.

May 25th, 2015|

Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Conference

On April 7, 2015 the Israeli Institute for Energy and Environment hosted a conference on contaminated soil and groundwater.  During the conference representatives from the Israel Ministry for the Protection of Environment (MPoE) and the Israel Water Authority discussed the various ways in which contaminated soil and groundwater can be treated and the methods to obtain closure of these sites.  For example, the MPoE requires that at least 80% of the soil contamination is removed by an insitu remediation system prior to closure and requires that each year, progress must be shown that remediation will be completed in a period of less than 5 years. In addition, the MPoE presented  the Israel Risk Based Corrective Action (IRBCA) guidelines which were published in 2014 by the Ministry.
Other presentations included the Israeli Laboratory Accreditation Authority which discussed updates to the certification process for soil sampling. Further issues discussed in details included soil contamination issues, management of national project and examples of fuel contaminated groundwater treatment.

May 20th, 2015|