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  Sivan 14, 5774 , 12/06/14

Firefighters Rush to site of Hazardous Leak

Five firefighting crews rushed to the area surrounding Atlit, due to a leak of benzyl chloride, a substance that releases poisonous gas, from the Carmel Chemicals factory.

All people living within 200 meters from the factory were asked to remain at home with all doors and windows closed. The story ended with an understanding that no poisonous fumes were in the air and no danger threatened the population residing near the factory. 

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