Anti-Naameh dump activist Ajwad Ayache speaks to reporters during a protest to shut the landfill, in Naameh, Friday, July 17, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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About 40 protesters blocked access to the controversial Naameh landfill Friday, vowing to act as human shields to prevent any garbage trucks from violating a decision to shut the 17-year-old dump.After Naameh closes, the Bsalim landfill will be the only sanitary one remaining in the Beirut and Mount Lebanon region.The plan was supposed to be provisionary, and the Naameh landfill was set to close in 2004 .Originally appointed to receive 2 million tons of trash, Naameh has received over 15 million tons to date.
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