Companies With Hazardous Materials Unprepared for Missile Attacks

Almost none of the firms in central Israel, Haifa have protection in place for their dangerous substances, says report

Central Israel is studded with companies that store hazardous materials on site. Yet practically none have prepared for missile attack.

Many believe that Israel faces another war this summer, that could include its northern border. One of the worst-case scenarios involves long-range missiles hitting central Israel, yet almost none of the companies have prepared protection for their hazardous materials, says the Manufacturers Association committee on "lessons learned" - or not -  from the Second Lebanon War last summer.

Few have contingency plans for a state of emergency that lasts for more than a month.

The report adds that "a large quantity of hazardous materials located in the Haifa Bay area constitutes a threat to the quality of life of residents in the area."