The meeting over the Naameh landfill, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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The local government and residents of Naameh and surrounding municipalities were outraged Tuesday following Cabinet's decision to delay the closure of the landfill by three months.Residents of Aramoun, where the Naameh landfill is located, mocked a PSP banner from last year's protest that read, 'No bargaining on the closing date of the Naameh landfill on Jan. 17, 2015 '.The Naameh landfill was originally supposed to be closed on Jan. 17 but under the new plan the deadline has been extended by three months and could be pushed back by another three if no alternative is found.A month ago, residents of Barja in the mountainous Chouf area protested a proposal to set up a new landfill there to replace Naameh.The Naameh landfill was originally opened in 1997 to serve the Beirut and Mount Lebanon region. The landfill now receives 2,850 tons of waste a day, five times its intended capacity.
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