Joint U.S. Israel Desalting Plant May Be Operative by 1971
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Joint U.S. Israel Desalting Plant May Be Operative by 1971

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The pilot plant planned jointly by the United States and Israel, to test the application of nuclear energy for desalting sea water, may be in operation by 1971, a member of the American team of experts visiting Israel for the project reported today.

The prediction was made by Philip Bush, Kaiser Engineering vice-president, as the experts completed a two-week tour. He said Israel would supply significant elements to be used in the dual-purpose plant. The project was initiated by President Johnson in discussions with Premier Levi Eshkol when the latter visited the United States last June.

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