Ship leaking hazardous material approaches Ashdod Port
The highly explosive isopropyl peroxide is leaking from the hold; bystanders evacuated from dock.
A ship leaking a highly explosive substance was heading toward Ashdod Port on Wednesday afternoon.
A hazardous material team was deployed to the port and bystanders have been evacuated from the dock where the ship is headed. Security officials fear too much movement could cause a massive explosion.
The ship, which was leaking isopropyl peroxide from the hold, had yet to enter port as of mid-afternoon Wednesday.
A tugboat was waiting for workers to finish unloading a ship at the dock before towing in the ship.
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