Minister Tarek Khatib arrives to attend a Cabinet session at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Environment Minister Tarek Khatib Thursday called the situation in the area surrounding the Ghadir River in Beirut's southern suburbs "unacceptable," partially blaming construction violations for the pollution.Khatib spoke following a tour of Beirut's southern suburbs, where he visited the coastal Mina al-Hadi in Ouzai and the pathway of the Ghadir River to observe the impact of the area's water pollution. Khatib said that pollution could in part be attributed to sand washers from neighboring areas.Waste management in the Greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon area has been problematic for nearly two years.A waste management plan approved by Prime Minister Tammam Salam's Cabinet in 2016 called for the creation of the temporary at Costa Brava landfill and another in the Burj Hammoud area, east of Beirut.
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