Gas leak near Ashkelon

 Gas leak near Ashkelon

According to the Ministry of Environment, a gas leak occurred from a reservoir owned by the Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company near Ashkelon. Residents of the city reported an unpleasant odor.

The Jerusalem Post reported.

The damaged tank holds about 20,000 liters. The amount of leakage is still unclear. It is estimated to be about 700 cubic feet (20 cubic meters).

The Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company is working to contain the leak and clean it up.

The incident is reportedly being investigated by the Ministry of Environmental Protection .

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