1.200 employees «Haifa Chemicalin» sent on forced leave. According to the Walla News website, this step is associated with the forthcoming closure of the company. Radio «Kahn Beth» specifies that most of factory workers were sent on leave last week.
On 13 July the municipality of Haifa has issued an order to suspend the operation of the enterprise after it became clear that his territory erected several buildings without appropriate permits, and being prepared for the reception of tankers with ammonia, although the court did not approve the request of the authority, «Haifa Chemicalin» allow ammonia to order in small batches.
On 5 June the Supreme court overturned issued by the company «Haifa Chemicalin» one-time permission to fill its tank with ammonia, as the company acknowledged, that will not be able to perform advanced conditions.
According to the decision of the high court, the tank needs to be emptied until July 31, 2017.