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Israel: Haifa mayor orders closure of refineries amid cancer scare

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By Euronews
Israel: Haifa mayor orders closure of refineries amid cancer scare

<p>Plants run by Israel’s biggest refining and petrochemicals group have been ordered closed by the mayor of Haifa after a report said increased cancer rates in the city could be linked to air pollution. </p> <p>The stand taken by Mayor Yona Yahav is challenged by the ‘Oil Refineries’ group which disputes the findings of last week’s Health Ministry report.</p>