Residents cause a stink over smells
According to the report, Hod Hasharon residents are fed up with suffering from the stench coming from the plant.
By MIRIAM BULWAR DAVID-HAY
October 18, 2007 12:19
1 minute read.
Hod Hasharon residents are considering legal action against Kfar Saba mayor Yehuda Ben Hamo, claiming that he is preventing action to reduce the unbearable odors emanating from the waste purification plant that borders the two cities, reports Ha'ir-Tzomet Hasharon. And Hod Hasharon mayor Hai Adiv is demanding the resignation of plant manager Ya'akov Ohion over the smells.
According to the report, Hod Hasharon residents are fed up with suffering from the stench coming from the plant. They are considering taking their case to the courts, accusing Ben Hamo, Ohion and other Kfar Saba officials of corruption. They claim that Hod Hasharon has funded several viable solutions to reduce the smells, but Ben Hamo, Ohion and other Kfar Saba officials have stymied their implementation.
At the same time, Adiv has written to the district office of the Environmental Protection Ministry, demanding that Ohion "pay the price for his failure" to solve the long-standing odor problem, and end his role as plant manager.
A Kfar Saba municipal spokesman said the city was working on reducing the smells, and called the Hod Hasharon residents' and Adiv's complaints "delusional." "To our sorrow, even if the smells from the plant are relieved, Adiv's letters will continue to create a worse smell," the spokesman said.