Dead Sea Works

Factory that creates pollution, ruins the landscape and is one of the causes of the attrition of the Dead Sea

Dead Sea, Israel Occupied Palestine

Coordinates: 31.029263, 35.363448

Dead Sea Works

The Dead Sea Works is an Israeli potash plant in Sdom, on the Dead Sea coast of Israel.

It has been blamed by conservationists for polluting the environment and contributing to the Dead Sea’s evaporation.

It is Said that Dead Sea Works is the biggest cause of Dead sea drying.


On January 1, 1930, the “Concession for the extraction of salts and minerals in the Dead Sea” was granted to Palestine Potash Limited by the governments of Palestine and Transjordan jointly.

In the 1947–1949 Palestine war, the northern half of the production facilities was occupied by the Jordanian Legion, which was destroyed in the ensuing fighting.

In 1951, the company was nationalized by the Israeli government under the Ministry of Development. In 1953, it was renamed the Dead Sea Works.


Dead Sea Works is the world’s fourth-largest producer and supplier of potash products.

The company also produces magnesium chloride, industrial salts, de-icers, bath salts, table salt, and raw materials for the cosmetic industry.