Health Minister Wael Abu Faour and Agriculture Minister Akram Shehayeb watch a rat in a puddle of muddy water near a silo in Beirut port, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Pathology experts sounded alarm bells Tuesday after an inspection of grain silos at Beirut's port conducted by ministers found supplies were being stored in poor conditions.Although the director of grain silos at the port, Moussa Khoury, expressed support for the health minister's campaign, he complained that the inspection was restricted to the areas surrounding the silos and not inside the storage unit itself.Abu Faour acknowledged that grain silos at the port were under new management set up only seven months ago.Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb was quick to blame the poor conditions on the government's "historic neglect" of Beirut port.Abu Faour and Chehayeb could not access the silos because they were trapped in an elevator at the facility for 15 minutes.Despite the minister's report, the grain silos' manager maintained that wheat storage at his port complied with health and safety standards, and said that grain at the port was transported from silos using approved equipment.
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