IDF troops to assist in cleanup of disastrous
tar spill off Israel's coast
An oil spill in the Mediterranean hospitalized several people in Israel over the weekend and is threatening natural wildlife.
The oil spill, which dumped tons of tar into the ocean, forced Israeli authorities to shutter all beaches from Israel’s north to south. Hundreds of volunteers gathered to clean up the tar on Israeli shores, but the toxic fumes sent several people to the hospital.
Dozens of tons of pollutant spilled at sea in what University of Haifa marine scientist, Dr. Dor Adelist, warns could be the worst environmental disaster in decades, with 100 miles of coast affected and widespread death of wildlife. “The greatest fear is that there is a lot more tar in the sea right now that is poisoning wildlife, and still hasn’t reached us.” Continue reading