RAMALLAH, June 14 (JMCC) - The Israeli-run landfill located in Abu Dis near Jerusalem poses a threat to public health, the Jerusalem Post reported
In an article detailing a dispute over continued municipal dumping at the site, the Israeli newspaper discloses that ministry officials are seeking to close down the landfill.
Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan said the Abu Dis landfill was “polluting the environment and risking the outbreak of fires or even explosions,” due to inadequate and outdated infrastructure at the dump.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat sent a letter to Erdan on Sunday, stating the municipality’s refusal to limit the amount of trash going to Abu Dis from the current 1,100 tons per day to the 750 tons per day required by the ministry’s new standards.
Abu Dis is a Palestinian town located in the West Bank, just outside of the expanded municipal borders.