Hazardous substance leaks at Ben Gurion Airport

June 10, 2012 00:44

A hazardous substance leaked out of a container in the cargo area of Ben Gurion Airport on Saturday night, Israel Radio reported.

No one was injured.

The container was brought to Israel on a cargo flight from Belgium.

The substance is known as Acrylamide and is chiefly used as a coagulant, but can also cause cancer and damage the nervous system.

El Al Airlines and Ministry of Transportation inspectors were investigating the incident.

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