Measures taken by the Municipal Association for Environmental Protection dramatically reduced air pollution levels in Haifa Bay.

In the past, Haifa Bay area suffered primarily from industrial pollution: the petrochemical and steel industries, the power station. For many years, these issues were not handled properly; the truth is that thirty-forty years ago people were unaware of the serious problems of air pollution, and began to take notice of it only in the last twenty years or so.

Dr. Ofer Dressler, Director Manager of Haifa Bay Municipal Association for Environmental Protection: "A lot of money and thought were invested in preventing the industrial pollution, and while the Haifa area may not have turned into a pharmacy—this is big industry, after all—the levels of industrial air pollution dropped dramatically.

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