A sign reads:" neighborhood with heritage character," near piled-up garbage in Beirut, Monday, July 27, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Obstacles emerged Tuesday to a government bid to end the garbage crisis plaguing Beirut and Mount Lebanon, as local officials and residents voiced major opposition to a number of proposed dumping sites.Sukleen workers removed some of the trash to temporary locations as they waited for the government to identify new permanent landfills.A ministerial committee tasked with managing solid waste convened for a second day under Prime Minister Tammam Salam at the Grand Serail, but failed to secure locations to dump the trash. The committee, comprised of ministers from various political parties, reached an agreement Monday according to which the mountains of garbage would be immediately removed from Beirut and Mount Lebanon by Sukleen, the company in charge of collecting trash in the area.Quarries in the Aley village of Ain Dara are among the areas the government is reportedly considering for the establishment of new landfills.Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk rejected a preliminary decision by the Financial Prosecutor Judge Ali Ibrahim to form a technical committee to investigate the waste treatment companies Sukleen and Sukomi.The Future bloc also condemned an attack on the car of Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas in Beirut's Spears neighborhood by residents protesting the trash crisis.
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