10/07/2014

Court Rejects Haifa Factory's Appeal, Orders it to Remove All Toxic Material
MoEP tours Carmel Resins factory
 
​A Haifa court has supported the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP)’s decision to revoke a chemical factory’s toxin permit. The factory, Carmel Resins, appealed the MoEP’s decision, which effectively shut down the factory in late June. The ministry revoked Carmel Resins’ permit after it failed to report a chemical leak, and then a subsequent investigation found other safety failures.

​The court ruled that Carmel Resins must remove all its toxic material from its site by Thursday, July 10, 2014. It also has prohibited the factory from dealing with any hazardous materials until further notice.

The MoEP has said that it will not authorize the factory to deal with hazardous materials until the ministry is convinced that all the failures at the factory have been dealt with and that the factory does not pose any sort of public danger.