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Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan announced Monday that he would not accept claims by the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) that it would take longer than planned to install air pollution reduction technology on the Orot Rabin power plant in Hadera.
Erdan was responding to a letter sent to the ministry by the IEC
detailing the hold-ups.
The timetable calls for sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide reduction
technology on one unit by the end of 2012 and another by the middle of
2013. The technology would reduce sulfur oxide emissions by 80% and
nitrogen oxide by 75%.
In response to Erdan’s declaration, the IEC said that it was in the
advanced stages of a tender for the supply of the technology. The
company said it would complete the process as fast as possible and
continue its policy of transparency.