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July , 2015
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Beirut's mounting trash reflects crisis of government

Source: Planetark, Date: July , 2015

The stench of uncollected refuse in the streets of Beirut is a stark reminder of the crisis of government afflicting Lebanon, where politicians divided by local and regional conflicts have been unable to agree on where to dump the capital's rubbish. Mounting piles of garbage festering in the summer heat are triggering health warnings and protests by residents furious their government failed to avoid a crisis ignited by the long-scheduled closure of a major landfill site last week. For lack of state planning, the tip at Naameh south of Beirut had already been kept open well beyond its planned closure date.

 

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