After years of delay, cleanup efforts began Monday at the Kishon River in northern Israel. The cleanup will include a diversion of the river in the Haifa area, where it flows next to two refineries. The effort will include a cleaning of the pollutants in the river, including oil, heavy metals, and other pollutants.
The project will take about three years to complete, officials said, at which point the river will be clean enough to fish in. A 250 dunam park along the river's shores is also planned.