Sewage clogs Jordan River south of baptism site

26.12.2011                      30.Kislev. 5772                       Channuka 6                      Rosch Chodesch 1

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Sewage clogs Jordan River south of baptism site

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Just a few kilometers south of the Yardenit baptismal site, plastic soda bottles blanket the southernmost “clean” section of the Jordan River, while below, raw sewage trickles into a saline brook gushing from an adjacent pipe.
A stench overpowers the nostrils of passersby, as the wastewater from nearby communities makes its way into the Jordan River, just south of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)….