Ministry inspectors demanded that local authorities extinguish the fires and remove the waste. The next day however, inspectors found that the environmental hazard had not been dealt with. They then issued administrative orders to the Menashe Regional Council and to the local Talmei Elazar council, using the authority given to it through the Clean Air Law. They ordered that all fires be fully extinguished within 24 hours, and that all waste be moved to an authorized site within seven days. They also prohibited the disposing of any more waste at the site.
The MoEP takes this matter very seriously, and will continue to monitor the implementation of the order.