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      Archive: 2/11/2013

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        2/11/2013, Adar 1, 5773

      IDF: Asbestos in Be'er Sheva was Treated

      The IDF responded to an order by the Environmental Ministry that they pay more than NIS 3 million in fines due to a failure to take care of an asbestos outbreak in a base in Be'er Sheva. 

      "The IDF has been handling the asbestos outbreaks on bases for over a decade. The asbestos in Mahane Natan was recognized and reported to the Ministry of Environmental Protection by officials acting on behalf of the IDF" .

      According to the IDF, army officials contacted the Environmental Ministry to figure out how to best eliminate the asbestos.