Pollution, Hezbollah have residents of Haifa on edge due to ammonia plant

February 17, 2016 22:17

As Haifa scrambles to deal with pollution caused by the cluster of urban petrochemical plants, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah's threats to attack the city's ammonia plant only added salt to the wound.

In a televised address, Nasrallah said that "Israelis fear that if we attack the Ammonia plant in Haifa, we could kill 800,000 residents of the occupation entity and they estimate that it could damage the gas facilities as well, like a nuclear weapon."

The ammonia plant and other factories in Haifa that are being blamed for pollution that preliminary results of a leaked University of Haifa study said potentially caused babies to be born with heads 20 to 30 percent smaller than average.

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