This is coolbert:
Here with two analysis diametrically opposed As germane to the Global War on Terror [GWOT]
Thanks to the Sheldon Adelson Internet web site Israel Hayon.
"'Direct strike on Haifa ammonia tank could kill 17,500 people'"
A direct hit [?] by a single missile [rocket artillery for instance] on a single ammonia storage tank the result a catastrophe, the number of casualties at least equal to the detonation of an atomic device? So it is alleged.
"Speaking of the possibility that the facility could be struck by enemy missiles, Lapid said that 'the most careful casualty assessment we have been presented with speaks of 17,500 immediate fatalities, and 42,000 fatalities within three hours. That's twice as much as in all of Israel's wars combined.'"
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"Haifa Chemicals Vice President of Operations Amichai Zaider tried to allay concerns, saying the risk was not as high as it was painted out to be. 'Our worst-case assessments speak of dozens of causalities. If there's sufficient notice for people to stay inside, there should be no fatalities.'"
THESE CASUALTY "ASSESSMENT" SO DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? EXCESSIVE ALARM NOT GOOD BUT PRUDENCE ALWAYS A GOOD THING WHEN WMD TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION?
Danger to the public from inhaling the ammonia gas and not from an explosion of the ammonia? This is unclear to me!