Activists take part in a campaign to clean the Beirut river from garbage during heavy rain. AFP PHOTO/ANWAR AMRO
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Sierra Leone has reportedly agreed to accept Lebanon's trash after Beirut last month approved an exportation plan to end the country's nearly six-month-long waste crisis, As-Safir said Saturday.The report said the Lebanese Foreign Ministry received a letter Thursday from Sierra Leone authorities informing it of the country's willingness to accept its waste. As-Safir said the west African nation consented on the condition that the waste be free of toxins, underlining that the approval remains at a preliminary stage until Sierra Leone's government and president confirm the deal.The Lebanese government has yet to finalize trash export contracts with the two selected waste-to-energy firms.
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