Old PEI oil pipeline Photo: PEI
The old pipes were found in the summer of 2014, after oil stains were discovered on Kiryat Haim Beach. MoEP inspectors realized the stain had come from an old pipe that had leaked, and instructed PEI to conduct a comprehensive survey to examine the old pipes. In the wake of that survey, it was decided that the pipes would be removed.
The MoEP will monitor the pipe removal process, in order to ensure the cleanliness of the marine environment. PEI has issued a tender for a contractor who will do the complex job, which is expected to cost millions of shekel.