Expert says tar spill recovery will take months

An environmental expert says the tar spill on Israel’s coast is one of the country’s worst-ever pollution disasters, and that the recovery will take months.

Dr. Dor Adelist, a marine scientist from the University of Haifa, tells Walla news, “The greatest fear is that there is a lot more tar in the sea right now that is poisoning wildlife, and still hasn’t reached us.”

He said the spill was the result of an accident on a ship, but that the vessel has not yet been identified, and that the spill was the worst disaster of its kind in over 40 years.

Netanyahu calls the spill “a severe incident.”

“The images of animals covered in tar are shocking to all of us,” Netanyahu says.

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