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Tests for concentrations of organic pollutants in Israeli coal 02/2006

Theoretically, the combustion of coal can cause the creation of Persistent Organic Pollutants – POP – such as dioxins, furans and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon compounds. The Israeli National Coal Ash Board (NCAB) has taken upon itself, at the request of the Ministry of the Environment, to explore this aspect of Israeli coal ash. The findings of the tests, which were carried out in TAUW, an authorized laboratory in Holland, under the supervision of KEMA, point to very low levels of POPs, at least two orders of magnitude below the standards permitted in the world. for more info >>

Revision of classification of bottom ash as hazardous dust 09/2005

The statutory committee for hazardous dust (a joint statutory committee of the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of the Industry, Commerce and Employment) recently decided to accept the recommendations of the experts in occupational hygiene working with the Israeli National Coal Ash Board (NCAB) to revise the classification of bottom ash as hazardous dust and discontinue the application of Hazardous Regulations to it. The decision of the committee was based on the assessment prepared by Dr. Asher Pardo based on a survey of the world literature and tests carried out in Israel. for more info >>