Inside Israel Jan/Feb 2015

Oil Spill in Israel’s Desert

Recently, an oil spill in Israel’s southern desert has been called one of the worst pollution events in Israel’s history.  Cleanup of the spill will take months and cause serious landscape changes to the nature reserve.  A crack in Israel’s Trans-Israel oil pipeline burst, spilling millions of liters of crude oil over a seven-kilometer stretch.  The pipeline was built in 1957 to transfer oil from Iran to Europe, but today is used to transfer oil from Ashdod to Eilat.  (Ynet)

Please pray for the cleanup to be smooth and rare animals (gazelle) and vegetation (palm and acacia trees) won’t be harmed.

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