Saving the Dead Sea

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  1. MX

    MX Gold Member

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    Israel and Jordan agreed to embark on a joint project to stabilize the level of the Dead Sea and save it from disappearing. The plan will replace the evapotating water and extracted minerals (Dead Sea salts) with brine pumped from the Red Sea. If the project succeeds in the long run, I'd expect the "Dead Sea minerals" to eventually approach the composition of the Red Sea salt.
    http://www.newsweek.com/israel-and-...0-million-deal-save-dead-sea-310084?piano_d=1
     
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    Good agreement. I wish them success. :)
     
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    Thanks for posting, MX! As selling "Dead Sea mineral"-based skin and hair care products is a big business in this part of the world (just check out their prices), these nations have every incentive to maintain the status quo!
     
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    Indeed the magic words "Dead Sea" on any product usually translate into much higher markups. It shouldn't change even when the salt is actually pumped in from another sea.
     
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