Erdan makes demands on Hadera plant

Minister responds to a letter sent to the ministry by the IEC detailing the hold-ups in reduction of toxic emissions.

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS
May 25, 2010 05:47
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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.

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