As of December 17-31 , 2019 – Exact date still confidential – two eight hour runs from Leviathan Gas Processning Platform are planned. In the process of these runs immense amounts of cancerous material will be released (equivalent to the allowed amount to be released in two and half years of standard operation!)
This run was authorized in a political hijack without running a public health survey.
In a place where authorities, municipalities and government offices are diminishing and disappearing, we Home Guardians are forced to take their places and assume responsibility for our fates.
Therefeor we recommend that all residents of the shoreline between Haifa and Netanya, evacuate the area while these emissions take place.
The recommendation mainly pertains to those who are part of at-risk groups: pregnant women, babies, children, seniors, people with breathing disorders, sickly etc. but not only those.
The Home Guardians scientific advisory has run a conservative scientific model for prediction of Benzene (a known carcinogen) emission and dispersion from the rig to the inhabited areas.
According to the model- only part of the pollution will reach the shore and Benzene levels are predicted to be lower than the permitted environmental levels defined by the Ministry of Environment Protectionthat is there should not be a violation of the Israel Clean Air Act.
However, since human health is at risk, we choose the principal of preventative caution and recommend evacuation of the region for the following reasons:
>> Enlisting for rides —to follow soon
We will continue to pressure the authorities as well as Noble Energy to hand us the exact dates of the emissions
Ø We will continue tracking pollutants on the shore
Ø We will continue to update on preparations for evacuation
will not remain silent of the disregard and negligence of human health and wellbeing for the immense benefit of the energy tycoons!
>> Location of Protest will be published soon; it is planned for the first day of emissions planned between December10th and 31st based on Noble Energy’s’ announcement.
The event will be appropriate for families with children and a crowd of all ages.
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• Ruin Israel’s coastline
• Contaminate water sources
• Cause dangerous air pollution
• Poison marine life
Thank you for your support.
Since 2010, 97% of deep-water oil and gas fields are developed using offshore FPSOs, above the fields. This is the case for Karish and Tanin, two Israeli gas fields located near the Leviathan field.
Israel’s Ministry of Energy praised the developers of Karish and Tanin for choosing an offshore FPSO and by that, minimizing the hazards to Israel's public health and environment. Yet Leviathan’s platform will be located only 6 miles from Israel's coastline.
Homeland Guards ("Shomrey Habait" in Hebrew) is an Israeli environmental protection organization with more than 200,000 supporters and thousands of volunteers (and growing daily!).
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– Kohelet Rabbah 7:13