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Tripoli may have been spared from the decomposing garbage that piled up in the streets of Beirut last summer, but the city is now facing a waste management crisis of its own.The Tripoli dump receives waste from the Fayhaa Union cities, which include Tripoli, Mina, Beddawi and Qalamoun. The constant accumulation of rubbish has transformed the site into a veritable mountain of trash. This waste, including any hazardous elements it contains, is being landfilled in the Tripoli dump without being treated.Tripoli Mayor Amer Rafie expressed his concern over the issue, saying that a solution surpassed the capabilities of the municipality. Rafie's explanation has not convinced some environmental organizations, who note that the Tripoli dump was erected 10 years ago as a temporary solution, and argue that its proximity to the coast necessitates constant supervision.
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