17/09/2015
Enforcement op in car garages in Baqa Al-Gharbiyye Photo: Waeel Kabalan

Joint Op in Joint Op in Baqa Al-Gharbiyye Leads to Fines and Investigations
Enforcement op in car garages in Baqa Al-Gharbiyye
Photo: Waeel Kabalan
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP)’s Green Police and municipal police from Baqa Al-Gharbiyye conducted a joint operation in late August. Officers identified environmental violations in both businesses and open spaces, and handled the problems, before imposing fines on the violators. Investigations will be opened in several of the cases.

Burning of waste from a furniture business Photo: Tom Grossman

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Joint Op in Joint Op in Baqa Al-Gharbiyye Leads to Fines and Investigations
Burning of waste from a furniture business
Photo: Tom Grossman
Among the violations… the burning of waste that was disposed of by a furniture manufacturing business. The material that was burned included plastic objects, paint cans, and glue – all materials that are hazardous when set on fire. The business was fined NIS 1,000.
Environmental violations at a metal collection business near Hadera Stream Photo: Waeel Kabalan

Joint Op in Joint Op in Baqa Al-Gharbiyye Leads to Fines and Investigations
Environmental violations at a metal collection business near Hadera Stream
Photo: Waeel Kabalan
​A company that collects metals, located near Hadera Stream, was fined NIS 500, after environmental violations were seen at the place of business. The company was given 14 days to clear the environmental nuisances and to begin operating within the conditions of its business license. Evidence that was collected at the scene will be the basis to open an investigation.
Waste and car scrappings at a retail business Photo: Waeel Kabalan

Joint Op in Joint Op in Baqa Al-Gharbiyye Leads to Fines and Investigations
Waste and car scrappings at a retail business
Photo: Waeel Kabalan
​A retail business in the industrial area of the village was fined NIS 1,000 due to environmental violations involving the presence of car scrappings and waste hazards. The company was ordered to clean up the environmental nuisances.