08/02/2016
Kishon River. Photo: Alon Ben Meir
Green Police Begin Probe into Kishon River Contamination
Kishon River 
Photo: Alon Ben Meir 

Inspectors from the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s Green Police have opened a criminal investigation into contamination of a Kishon River tributary. Sewage flowed into the stream in the Kiryat Tivon area last week, after heavy storms. This is the second such pollution event in that area this year; in January, sewage from Kiryat Tivon factories flowed directly into the Kishon after an infrastructure failure.

The Ministry is demanding that the Haifa municipality do something to ensure that runoff is separated from the sewage system, and thus prevent sewage overflow during storms.