Northern mayors appeal to PM to remove ‘mortal danger’ from their midst

Describing the 12,000-ton ammonia tank in their midst as a “mortal danger” to Haifa Bay residents, eight mayors from the northern metropolitan region are demanding that the government advance plans to move it to the Negev.

Their pleas follow an Environmental Protection Ministry announcement on Monday that the tendering process to transfer the ammonia tank to a less populated location, Mishor Rotem in the Negev Desert, had failed. Long seen as a security risk by Israeli environmental activists and politicians alike, the ammonia container received international attention when Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened to attack it in February.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *