Environment watch group calls for criminal probe into Eilat sewage leak

September 29, 2007 17:36

Yariv Abromovich the General-Secretary of Zalul, a nonprofit marine environment watch group, expressed his anger Saturday at the sewage leak in Eilat that had caused beaches in the southern resort city to be declared off-limits for bathing. "It is neglect never seen before. The Eilat bay has the most sensitive ecological system in the country and it is unacceptable for one idiotic moment to destroy dozens of years of efforts." Abromovich called on the municipality to deal with all sewage systems in the city, adding that Eilat Mayor Yitzhak Halevi had been "placed on a damning list of mayors who do not care for the upkeep of sewage systems." Abromovich added that if the Environment Protection Ministry did not immediately open a criminal investigation into the matter, Zalul would file a complaint to police.

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