Report: Israel's Water Heavily Polluted

Published May 11th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The drinking water in Israel contains numerous pollutants, some of which can cause cancer. The situation is particularly bad in the center of the country, Yediot Aharonot reported Wednesday.  

A spokesman for the Mekorot national water company was quoted by the Israeli daily as denying the report, saying that wells that had been found to contain pollutants were no longer in use. But he noted that Mekorot does not supply all the drinking water in the country –  


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