(The Daily Star / Mohamad Azakir)
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Ajwad Ayyash remembers playing in the valley below Naameh as a young boy.Protesters say the landfill has been filled beyond capacity and is ruining the environment and making residents sick.Residents of the metro Beirut area found themselves besieged by garbage this past weekend when protesters blocked Sukleen dump trucks from entering the landfill. Ayyash said that those residing in the villages surrounding the landfill were increasingly concerned that gases emanating from the rubbish dump might have harmful health effects.CDR engineer Bassam Farhat insists, however, that the Naameh landfill conforms to international standards, adding that according to the CDR's calculations, the dump can still receive 800,000 tons before it reaches capacity.
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