17/02/2016
Ammonia storage tank in Haifa Bay Photo: Matan Naim
Minister Gabbay Responds to Threats to Haifa Bay Ammonia Tank
Ammonia storage tank in Haifa Bay
Photo: Matan Naim

Environmental Protection Minister Avi Gabbay, following threats by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, that his group could target Haifa’s ammonia tank, which result in tens of thousands of deaths: "The ammonia tank is an environmental and security risk. We are working to remove the dangerous tank from Haifa, through the establishment of an ammonia production plant in the south. We will get proposals from bidders who are competing for the tender to build the plant by the end of March."

Minister Gabbay also noted that high gas prices are affecting the process: "Currently, the main issue delaying construction of the plant is the high price of gas, since the plant needs gas to produce ammonia."