Sunday, February 12, a court in Haifa on local claims held that the storage of ammonia shall be emptied no later than ten days.
The judge is Glad Basil decided that agrochemical enterprise of Haifa «Haifa Chemicalin» must find an alternative site for storage of ammonia, which can be useful in emergency situations. In the vault do not add ammonia since the verdict.
The verdict was handed down in the framework of the lawsuit filed by Maria Haifa. She insisted on closing the store, deeming it «a time bomb».
At the end of last month published a report prepared by the former Dean of the faculty of chemistry, Technion-Israel Professor Ehud Kenan, which said not only about the danger posed by a repository, but about the dangers posed by ships with liquid ammonia unloading in the port of Haifa.
On 8 February, the judge of the Haifa court for local Affairs Sigalit Getz-Ofir issued an interim decision on the closure of storage of ammonia in the city.