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        7/29/2011, Tammuz 27, 5771

      C'tee Approves More Punishment for Illegal Dumping


      The Interior and Environmental Protection Committee approved, this week, amendments to the law that increase the punishment for illegal dumping of garbage.

      If approved by the Knesset, those who dump regular garbage or construction garbage in a place other than a legal garbage dump will face between one and three years in prison, starting in October. Courts will be obligated to impound trucks belonging to companies that are convicted of violating the offense twice within a five-year period.