Prime Minister Tammam Salam, left, speaks with Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi during a Cabinet session at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi Sunday blamed the ongoing trash crisis on officials who are not a part of the Cabinet, saying the government body would have ended the crisis a year ago if they were the ones actually in charge.Azzi asked in remarks during a morning talk show on Al-Jadeed TV.He continued to say that the solution to the crisis lies with certain politicians, some of which are obstructing moves to end the trash pileup, rather than the Cabinet. Azzi added that the Cabinet hadn't hesitated to find more than one solution to the crisis – including landfills, incinerators, exporting, burying the trash in cement plants –deeming the aforementioned solutions as "good".Tons of trash has piled up in municipalities, sometimes in hazardous locations.
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