Samir Kaboushi, a resident of Zouk Mikhael, poses for a photo on his balcony overlooking the electricity barges, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Like many others in Kesrouan, on the outskirts of Jbeil and Metn, Kaboushi experienced 24/7 electricity for the first time since the Lebanese Civil War this week after a newly arrived temporary power barge began supplying electricity primarily to those areas.Add to that the new Zouk plant and the Fatmagul Sultan, which has been there since 2013 .Despite, or maybe as a result of, pollution being a part of their daily lives, some residents who spoke to The Daily Star said the prospect of 22 to 24 hours of electricity per day – up from about 18 – balanced out the added pollution. Even with the cost reductions and extra energy, 76-year-old Umm Elias Mattar said she did not accept having to choose between pollution and electricity on the one hand, or no pollution and no electricity on the other. Sitting on the balcony of the house in which she said she has lived for 60 years – just a few hundred meters from the electricity plant compound – Mattar said she had lost five cousins to cancer and respiratory illness.
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