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Eighty-two percent of the country’s 101 official beaches have been returned to usable condition, says Israel’s Environmental Protection ministry.
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Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said that the oil tanker in question had turned off its radios for nearly a full day.
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Israel’s largest environmental disaster brings out thousands of volunteers to clean beaches and brings renewed call for prevention and monitoring.
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In the meantime, samples have been sent to Agriculture Ministry laboratories for testing, to rule out the presence of contaminants.
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Tons of poisonous black tar have washed up along Israel's entire Mediterranean coastline since Friday. The source of the pollution, likely an oil spill, is currently under investigation.
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