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A Cabinet plan to establish landfills faces a tough challenge Monday after activists called for a nationwide strike, vowing to cut off roads leading to the capital in an attempt to exert pressure on the government to find a better solution to the 8-month-old trash crisis.Speaker Nabih Berri praised the Cabinet's trash plan and called on the government to show firmness in implementing it.The Cabinet Saturday approved a plan to reopen the Naameh landfill for two months, whose closure eight months ago sparked the worst trash crisis in Lebanon's history, as well as set up "temporary" landfills for four years in Burj Hammoud, just east of Beirut, and Costa Brava in Choueifat, south of Beirut."We will accept only exhausts to be buried in Burj Hammoud landfill," he said.For his part, MP Talal Arslan, the leader of the Lebanese Democratic Party, slammed the Cabinet for incompetently dealing with the trash crisis, warning he was ready to file a complaint to the European Commission if the government failed to systematically dispose of Lebanon's waste.
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