Ministry denies gas drilling as cause of chemical smell

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
May 3, 2012 15:46

The Environmental Protection Ministry on Thursday denied a report from Home Front Command saying that drilling was the source of a mysterious chemical smell in the Tel Aviv region.

"We are not dealing with rumors," the spokesman said. "There is no gas drilling in Nitzanim. The army is just saying it."



He added that the ministry is still looking into the problem, hoping to find its source with 100% accuracy, but said there is no telling when they will know for sure.

Tel Aviv Police added that no injuries have been reported as a result of the chlorine smell.


Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.

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