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From Ashkelon to Haifa: The Black Flakes That Filled the Shores of Israel Israel today

2021-09-25T06:50:18.294Z

The Ministry of Environmental Protection updated on the phenomenon, saying that the source is unclear • However, experts emphasize that the substance does not pose a danger



The Ministry of Environmental Protection updated this morning (Friday) that in many beaches in the country, from the Ashkelon area to Haifa, thin, odorless black flakes have been discovered in recent days, which probably originate from charcoal or burnt wood.

Black flakes on beaches, Photo: Amir Arad, Ministry of Environmental Protection

The ministry examined various sources from which the material may come, and excluded them, including oil and its derivatives, or coal used to generate electricity.

The material found on beaches floats, does not ignite, is odorless, does not stick and flies in the wind.

Black flakes on beaches, Photo: Amir Arad, Ministry of Environmental Protection

The firm's experts estimate that the material does not pose a danger to the public, and they continue to monitor the issue.

Source: israelhayom

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