Haifa oil spill prompts warnings to avoid nearby beaches

An oil spill spread across waters in the Haifa Bay on Tuesday after a maintenance ship from Israel’s Petroleum and Energy Infrastructures company struck an oil pipeline.

Amid operations to remove old pipelines, the ship rammed into one of the pipes and burst it open.

While most of the spilled oil remained clustered in the sea, the Ministry of Environmental Protection warned that some of the spillage was expected to reach nearby beaches, particularly the shores of Kiryat Yam.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Oil-spill-in-Haifa-Bay-prompts-warnings-to-avoid-nearby-beaches-459546

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