The Litani River is seen from the Western Bekaa village of Saghbin. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Health Minister Wael Abu Faour Tuesday said his ministry had carried out a survey of the Litani River to assess the causes behind its pollution and collect the names of all violators.The Litani is Lebanon's longest river, starting from west of Baalbek in the northeast, and emptying into the Mediterranean Sea, between the southern coastal cities of Sidon and Tyre.Greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon have suffered a chronic environmental crisis since the state closed the infamous Naameh landfill in July 2015 with no alternative.Tons of trash has piled up in municipalities, sometimes in hazardous locations, since then.
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