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  6/20/2011, Sivan 18, 5771

Bill to Require Annual Gas Inspections


A bill by Member of Knesset Yoel Hasson (Kadima) would require gas suppliers to perform tests of gas devices at least once a year for safety and proper working condition. The bill follows an explosion last week in Netanya which killed four, injured scores more and left dozens of families homeless.

Literature accompanying the bill says, "The gas explosion in a residential building in Netanya tragically illustrates the results of carelessness in the maintenance and care of gas systems in private houses. In many Israeli houses using gas, old gas devices and systems are not safe for use and not inspected regularly by the gas suppliers."