A general view of Lebanese villages in Akkar in 2014. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati Saturday called for an end to illegal waste dumping in Akkar, particularly in its rivers, during the second day of a tour of Lebanon's northernmost governorate.Speaking to local TV channel LCBI later in the day, Jreissati said that Akkar mayors should discourage the disposal of waste in informal, unsafe dumps, and instead ensure that waste is directed to Srar.The demonstrators carried signs calling on the minister to address the untreated and unregulated water provided to homes in Akkar, and to crackdown on pesticide use in the area's agricultural land.On the first day of his Akkar tour Friday, Jreissati had visited some of the region's natural sites and development projects, such as the Nahr al-Bared River and the Adbeh fishing port.
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