Haifa Mayor Decries Complacency About Ammonia Plant Danger


Mayor of Haifa Yona Yahav attacked on Tuesday the head of the national security council for saying that it was possible to live with the ammonia plant in in the city.

Yahav said the statement reveals a cavalier disregard for the safety of a million residents potentially exposed to the lethal contents at the chemical facility, which he called “a ticking bomb.”

The mayor demanded the names of the experts who think the bombs of Hezbollah leader Nasrallah, who threatened to turn the ammonia plant into the equivalent of an atom bomb, is something that can be lived with.

“I read the statement and couldn’t believe my eyes, that in the national security staff and the office of the prime minister there are those who think we can continue with the operations of the facility in Haifa,” Yahav added.