Protesters in Kfour carry a banner reading: “Kfour brings us, not our garbage, together.” (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Residents of a Nabatieh village called for the speedy inauguration of a waste-sorting plant during a march Sunday, rejecting any attempt to reopen a closed dump. Locals, activists and members of environmental clubs and associations, gathered in front of the Kfour church to demand the opening of the plant, which was handed over to the Shqeif-Nabatieh Municipalities Union by the executing company 15 days ago. A dump erected in Kfour in 2013 was closed in July this year.Officials considered opening a landfill in Kfour after they failed to agree on opening one in the Bekaa Valley, as Chehayeb's original plan suggested."The dump is closed in this village and the one they're willing to reopen is not a sanitary landfill," Majed Harb, an environmental activist said.In a statement issued after the protest, residents warned they would take escalatory measures if the Kfour dump was reopened.
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