The company “Hajfskie chemicals reported in Tuesday on the cessation of the supply of ammonia to the consumers in regard to the injunction about elimination of ammonia storage giant in the Haifa metropolitan area within ten days.
TheMarker passes that the Association of industrialists foresee serious consequences of terminationsupplies: ammonia is used in many industries, including defense, food and pharmaceutical, and the break in supply could lead to stop some 100 production lines.
“Hajfskie chemicals» intend to lodge an appeal against a court decision to close the store, which is a direct and immediate threat to the lives of tens of thousands of residents of Haifa and the surrounding area. The Court passed the verdict on the suit drama Haifa City Hall, after a long and fruitless public struggle to remove a “ticking time bomb” from a densely populated area.
Almost two-thirds of the ammonia in the tank is stored “Hajfskie chemicals are used for their own needs. About 35% of the substances they sell the company “KIEL“, which, in turn, resell smaller consumers about a third of the resulting ammonia.
About 80% of ammonia used Israeli industry, goes to the manufacture of fertilisers,of which Israeli farmers bought only a small portion, the rest is exported to Europe, India, China and other countries. Local environmentalists have long outraged that tiny Israel in huge quantities purchases the dangerous chemical raw materials, which he himself does not need.
The remaining ammonia is used in dozens of industries that require very small quantities of this substance and can import it directly into small containers instead of keeping everything in one place.
Association of industrialists said that independent import raw materials will cost more that “will lead to the growth of high cost in Israel“, although the price of ammonia has a significant effect only on the cost of nitrogen fertilizer produced by Israel mainly for export.
Hajfskih solution of chemicals to stop delivery to all consumers and use the remainder to store ammonia exclusively for their own needs is unlikely to help it protect its own manufacturing process to release storage in any case required prior to February 23, the company will have to continue, apparently, buy ammonia smaller parties. But this solution, which endangers the continuity of the production process in dozens of other companies that can help a company to mobilize public opinion in support of its appeal against the court order.