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An international consultant hired by the Environment Ministry has identified the main sources of intense putrid odors that have swept over parts of Beirut in recent months, marking the completion of the first step in combating them. In a survey of five sites, Aime Menassa, an odor treatment expert, determined that the cause of the smells was garbage in various states of decomposition, sewage, manure and refuse from slaughterhouses.Menassa pinpointed two main areas affected by these smells. Menassa identified the smells emanating from that area as stemming mainly from rotting garbage and poorly composted material.
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