The ammonia tank in the Haifa Bay – the red Photoshop grafitee on the tank reads “We are scared.” (Photo: Tzlalul)

Court Orders Haifa Chemicals to Empty Its 12,000-Ton Ammonia Storage in Haifa Bay within 10 Days

Haifa Chemicals must empty its 12,000-ton ammonia storage tank within 10 days, the Haifa Local Affairs Court ruled on Sunday, February 12. Environmental and Hadash activists have long seen the ammonia container, located in the Haifa Bay Industrial Zone, as a “ticking time bomb.” The ammonia processing and storage facility was established in 1989. It…

Polluted beach in Gaza City, June 2016

Gaza: Shortage of Sanitation Infrastructure Raises Severe Health and Environmental Concerns

In recent years, the longstanding shortage of adequate sanitation infrastructure in the Gaza Strip has resulted in the discharge of around 90 million liters of untreated or partially treated sewage into the sea every day, posing serious health and environmental hazards. Development of water and sanitation infrastructure has been severely impacted by the import restrictions…