Jun 23, 2020 | News | Jerusalem & Area

Popular stream in south to reopen 3 years after deadly chemical spill

Three years after the wall of an evaporation pond at a fertilizer factory in southern Israel collapsed, sending poisonous water rushing into the Ashalim stream and killing wildlife and vegetation, the government on Monday announced that the stream is now safe and will reopen to the public.

In a joint statement, the Environmental Protection Ministry and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority said that an extensive survey had been carried out by an international company and that over recent weeks, samples had been taken of soil and water. After consulting with the Health Ministry, the two bodies decided to reopen the area to hikers.

Full Story (The Times of Israel)