Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan speaks during a news conference in Beirut, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Hezbollah Tuesday called for each district to open its own landfill in order to solve the lingering waste crisis posing health hazards to Lebanese citizens.Hajj Hasan also suggested waste incinerators as a solution "which have proved useful, have scientifically sound operational plans and do not require large areas, while also take into account all environmental conditions".He blamed the ongoing crisis on political wrangling over who could profit from waste removal. Hajj Hasan said 60,000 tons of garbage have been dumped into the makeshift landfills since the crisis erupted July 20, three days after Sukleen announced it would halt garbage collection until the government could provide suitable dumping grounds following the closure of the Naameh landfill.
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