The transport truck involved in the incident, was carrying canisters containing 1,000 liters of ammonia from the Haifa ammonia plant, which was recently handed down a court order to remove its stores of ammonia from the Haifa area.
The ‘Emergency Unit for Hazardous Chemicals’ from the Haifa plant arrived on the scene and assisted firefighters in containing the leakage. Emergency personnel sprayed large amounts of water to dilute the dangerous chemical spill on the road.
There were no reports of a possible negative impact on the surrounding area; since it was a relatively minor leak and it occurred outdoors in an open area.
Commander on the scene, Avraham Tamari, announced after two hours that the incident was over, and the canister was loaded onto a different truck and sent back to the plant where it came from, escorted by emergency personnel.
The ‘Environmental Department’ announced that an investigation has been launched into the incident.
Translated by Eli B.