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Israel steps in to stop the Dead Sea from dying

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Israel is looking to auction off the rights to mine the Dead Sea years earlier than scheduled in a bid to maintain one of the country's biggest businesses without worsening an environmental tragedy. The Dead Sea's mineral-rich waters are today harvested by Israel Chemicals as ingredients for fertilizers, flame retardants and other products sold for billions of dollars worldwide. Saskia O'Donoghue

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