Garbage piled up in Sad al-Bouchrieh. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon's Cabinet Thursday agreed that if permits to export the country's garbage cannot be produced within 24 hours it would scrap the controversial plan altogether and resort back to landfills.Chinook has been at the center of controversy since Russia's environment ministry said earlier this week that documents it received from the company concerning Lebanon's trash export plan were forged.Thursday's five-hour Cabinet session was the first to be held over the country's seven-month-long trash crisis since it emerged Monday that Russia has not accepted to import Lebanon's garbage as had previously been believed.Education Minister Elias Bou Saab described the trash exportation deal as a "scandal", days after fresh allegations of corruption and fraud surfaced over the plan.
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