Friday, July 15, 2011
Madness in Israel
A large industrial bakery designed by me is stuck because it appears has been built on a plot near a former Military Industry factory and the soil may be contaminated. The Ministry of Environment demands that all the piping be over the surface, includign the grease interceptor. I may have to design a sewage pumping station for the factory. The risk for contamination of the bread by underground sewage pipes (going out of the factory) are nil. The problem is the rivalry between the Min. of Environment and the Water Authority for contaminated soil regulation, which appears to be the next big regulatory jurisdiction. The thing hides a large potential for building a bureaucratic empire. And for a profitable consulting business. No one thinks of the costs or the benefits.