The landfill was opened in response to a trash crisis that hit the country in 2015 after Beirut’s Naameh landfill was closed without an alternative in place. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The fate of the Costa Brava landfill hangs in the balance this week as a court session set to take place Thursday could determine whether the controversial landfill stays open or is shut down. The court session is expected to hear closing arguments in the appeal's case against a decision issued by Urgent Matters Judge Hasan Hamdan in January this year to close the landfill – which was a response to a lawsuit brought by civil society actors to close the Costa Brava site.While examining the case, Judge Hamdan required the relevant parties to present detailed reports, Bazzi said.The concerned parties appealed Hamdan's decision before the Court of Appeals and requested the ruling be suspended to allow the landfill to continue accepting waste.If this supports Hamdan's decision, the team will then take action to close the Costa Brava landfill – with both the court's verdict and Hamdan's decision in hand.
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