Chemical spill in Jerusalem

Industrial chemical spill in northern Jerusalem neighborhood, residents complain of vomiting, painful burning in eyes

Eliran Aharon,

Road blocked after chemical spill in Pisgat Zeev
Road blocked after chemical spill in Pisgat Zeev
Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson

A truck carrying chemicals for industrial use dumped what appears to be a potent disinfectant used in the poultry industry onto the streets of a northern Jerusalem neighborhood on Tuesday.

The incident occurred on Moshe Dayan Boulevard, the main thoroughfare in the Pisgat Zeev neighborhood in northeastern Jerusalem. Home to more than 50,000 residents, Pisgat Zeev is the capital’s largest neighborhood.

Units from the Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Services arrived on the scene to contain and clean the chemical spill. Officials warned residents to remain indoors until the cleaning operation was completed.

Residents reported suffering from vomiting and severe burning in the eyes following the spill.

Police shut down a large section of Moshe Dayan Boulevard near the Pisgat Zeev Mall.

Because of the spill’s proximity to the light rail, train service from Ammunition Hill to Pisgat Zeev has been temporarily suspended.

Road blocked after chemical spill in Pisgat Zeev Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson



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