Ministers: Dead Sea Works should cover salt cleanup

21.11.2011                      24.Cheschwan. 5772

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Ministers: Dead Sea Works should cover salt cleanup

The cost of the cleanup is estimated at between NIS 3.8 billion (says the company) and NIS 5 billion (says the government).

Dead Sea Works should cover 90% of the cost of clearing out the salt from its evaporation pools, which are threatening to flood hotels at the Dead Sea's southern end, the Ministerial Committee for Legislation ruled yesterday.
The cost of the cleanup is estimated at between NIS 3.8 billion (says the company ) and NIS 5 billion (says the government ). The Israel Chemicals subsidiary has argued that its agreements with the government place it under no obligation to bear the cost, and wants the government to pay for a significant portion. Israel Chemicals is controlled by the Ofer family's Israel Corporation, one of the country's largest business groups….