Excavators work at the Costa Brava landfill, south of Beirut, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. (The Daily Star/ Hasan Shaaban)
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The Kataeb Party reiterated opposition to the Burj Hammoud landfill and expressed concerns it would become Greater Beirut's only dump after fears that the Costa Brava site would never materialize.In March, the government reached an apparent solution to the monthslong garbage crisis that saw the infamous Naameh landfill reopened for two months to dump the decomposing waste that had piled up since its closure in the summer of 2015 . Newer trash was taken to storage lots in Costa Brava, south of Beirut, and Burj Hammoud, east of Beirut, where new landfills are to be built. However, the Kataeb Party has concerns over the Cabinet plan to solve the trash crisis and how the issue is being dealt with, and are especially worried about the impact on coastal areas. The Kataeb are staunch critics of Sukleen, the waste contractor for Greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon, and aren't satisfied with the trash plan, expressing on several occasions that they believe the file is corrupt.For the Kataeb Party there are two main substitutes for the garbage plan – using a remote piece of land in the Anti-Lebanon Mountains and decentralizing waste management.
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