01.10.2011 04.Cheschwan. 5772
Environment experts call move ‘step in the right direction; bill aims to preserve sea, maintain salty waters, curb plunging water levels, set new management terms.
MK Dov Henin (Hadash) submitted a bill to the Knesset on Monday morning that outlines a plan for the future protection and rehabilitation of the Dead Sea.
Rooted in four main principles, the bill aims to preserve the Dead Sea and its internationally treasured natural resources, maintain the salty waters for the benefit of the next generation, curb the plunging water levels of the northern basin and determine new terms of management for the region, which will provide for continued reasonable extraction of minerals while protecting the ecosystems and biodiversity, according to the text….