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The River Jordan’s survival is at stake as pollution peril grows


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/the_river_jordans_survival_is_at_stake_as_pollution_peril_grows_20070323

Standing at Israel's Alumot Dam, a 30-minute walk south from the Sea of Galilee, it's a typical midwinter day: deep blue sky, birds everywhere and a brisk breeze that carries a nauseating stench. Reduced to a thin stream by this point, the Jordan River stops. A few feet south of the dam, untreated sewage gushes directly into the riverbed.

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