California Firm Selected to Solve Israel’s Environmental Problem

The Israeli government’s Environmental Protection Service has selected Irvine-based KVB combustion-engineering firm to solve an acid-particle fallout problem at the Eshkol electric power plant in Ashdod, it was announced here.

KVB’s Hal Taback of Santa Ana will travel to Ashdod next month to conduct the investigation. (Ashdod is also the Jewish community of Orange Country’s sister city through United Jewish Welfare Fund’s Project Renewal.)

Taback will assess and propose methods to combat the fallout that coats ground objects with layers of fine, corrosive soot, frequently leading to significant property damage for area residents.

A nationally recognized energy and environmental consultant and a leader of the Orange County Jewish community, Taback is an active worker in United Jewish Welfare Fund and Temples Beth Tikvah and Fullerton and Beth Sholom of Santa Ana.

“Despite her current social and economic choose, Israel is still vitally interested in improving the quality of life for all her citizens,” said Taback, who plans to present his findings at Ashdod at the second International Conference on Ecology and Environmental Quality to be held in Israel.

At KVB Taback has been responsible for a broad range of environmental and energy research including work for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has conducted numerous programs for the California Air Resources Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

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