You Stink members holds a press conference in Beirut, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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The You Stink campaign Thursday called on Prime Minister Tammam Salam to grant municipalities full authority over the disposal of local waste, after what seemed like a return to square one in the trash crisis following the scandal involving a waste export company.Activists have continuously accused politicians of seeking to divide the commission that would be made in a waste export deal approved by the Cabinet in December.Chinook Urban Mining, the British firm chosen to export Lebanon's garbage, was given until Friday by Salam to produce the required permits to send the country's trash to Russia, which has allegedly agreed to receive the waste.
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