Haifa ammonia tank vulnerable to rocket fire
According to research by the Technion, a leak could kill tens of thousands of people.
Globesâ€™ correspondent 23 Aug 06 10:28
â€œIDF Radio (Galei Zahal) reports that an ammonia tank in the Haifa Bay area was vulnerable to rocket fire during the war, despite statements by the IDF Homefront Command.
A study by the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology found that a leak of the hazardous materials could kill tens of thousands of people. The agencies responsible for protecting the storage facility disagree about the vulnerability of the ammonia tank.
Shai Cohen from the coalition for public health is sure that an ammonia leak could cause catastrophe. â€œWhen weâ€™re talking about risks that we cannot cope with during wartime, at least inform the residents, because the disaster that could happen at the ammonia tank in Haifa Bay could cause 100,000 casualties.â€
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news – www.globes.co.il – on August 23, 2006
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