A section of the Nahr al-Kalb, which appeared a bright green Saturday, in a photo shared widely on social media. (The Daily Star/Twitter)
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At least one section of the Nahr al-Kalb river, which stretches across central Lebanon, appeared bright green Saturday morning, local media outlets reported, though the reasons behind the discoloration remained unknown.The river is normally a dark, stony color.In 2012, The Daily Star reported that the Beirut River turned red after water pouring into its southern bank was mixed with a dye, reportedly dumped by a nearby factory.Tests of the river water found the dye was not dangerous, then Environment Minister Nazim Khoury said at the time.
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