Haifa Sitting on Potential Gunpowder Keg

In fact there are multiple deadly hazards in the Haifa bay area; the giant ammonia tank is just one.

About two weeks ago in the small Texas town of West, an explosion at a fertilizer plant where large quantities of the explosive anhydrous ammonia were reportedly stored rocked a wide area. The blast wrecked a number of nearby homes and shattered windows as far as 11 kilometers away. Debris from the blast was scattered over a radius of dozens of kilometers. At least 15 people were killed and about 200 injured.