Lebanese run by loads of garbage on the Beirut coastline, Lebanon, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Garbage is piling up on the streets of Beirut amid a growing dispute over tiny Lebanon's largest trash dump. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Lebanon's Council for Development and Reconstruction Friday canceled a deal with Chinook Urban Mining after the British firm failed to meet a deadline to present legal documents.The state-run institution said it will inform the British firm that a preliminary agreement with it to transfer Lebanon's trash abroad will be scrapped, and a $2.5 million financial deposit placed by the company to secure the deal will not be returned.The Free Patriotic Movement leader called on the state to decentralize trash management in Lebanon and encourage municipalities to undertake its role in locating solutions.
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