The dump, built in 1999, has an intended maximum capacity of 25 meters. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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A wall built to contain a burgeoning Tripoli dumpsite is progressively cracking and quivering behind the weight of a 37-meter-high pile of decomposing trash that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.The contractor managing the dumpsite has long requested that the site be closed. Ahmad Qamareddine, president of the Fayha Municipalities Union that includes Tripoli, told The Daily Star that an additional wall was currently being built to reinforce the side that partially collapsed.Qamareddine also assured that no trash had fallen from the dump as a result of the cracks. Both Qamareddine and Asmar said discussions were ongoing with the central government to find an alternative to the dump, built in 1999 with an intended maximum capacity of 25 meters.
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