Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan has notified Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz that his ministry backs
completely dredging the salt from the southern basin of the Dead Sea as the only
environmentally responsible and sustainable long-term solution, the ministry
said on Wednesday.
Tourism Minister Stas Meseznikov is expected to soon
decide how to deal with the rising water level in mineral mining pool No. 5,
which threatens to flood the foundations of the nearby hotels.
his ministry would object to either of the other two options – building a laguna
around the hotels or relocating some of the hotels – in any planning council