Factory manager carpeted over smoke emissions

The factory has been ordered to prepare a report on the reasons for the fault and on ways to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

By MIRIAM BULWAR DAVID-HAY (TRANSLATED)
July 6, 2008 12:08
1 minute read.

The manager of the Carmel Olpinim factory in the Haifa Bay has been called into the Ministry for Environmental Protection to provide explanations after yet another burst of noxious smoke from the factory last week, reports Yediot Haifa. The factory has also been ordered to prepare a report on the reasons for the fault and on ways to prevent similar occurrences in the future. According to the report, Haifa residents were struck last week by a strong-smelling plume of black smoke from the factory, the result of a fault in one of the installations there. The emission was quickly brought under control, but residents complained that the factory was "once again poisoning us," and demanded that the ministry stop ignoring emissions that had been caused by accidents. A ministry spokesman said the company's manager was being called in for a hearing over the incident, and the factory would have to provide a detailed report about it. A factory spokesman said the emission had been caused by a "technical fault" in a turbo engine, and it had been repaired in the shortest possible time. The spokesman said the factory was doing everything possible to work safely and smoothly, and had called in the turbo's manufacturers to ensure there would be no repeat of the problems in the future.


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