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  3/2/2012, Adar 8, 5772

Ammonia Tank to be Removed from Haifa Harbor


Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan and Industry, Commerce and Labor Minister Shalom Simchon decided, Thursday, to remove an ammonia tank that has been housed in the Haifa harbor. They also instructed their staffs to quickly develop an outline for establishment of an appropriate plant which will insure the minimization of environment risk from storing the chemical.

Chairman Dov Khenin of the joint Environment and Health Committee welcomed the decision, explaining, "The ammonia tank was a time bomb of safety and environmental risks in the middle of an enormous concentration of population." He said he hoped the ministerial announcement would really result in fast treatment of the matter.