The Litani, Lebanon’s longest river, is notorious for being heavily polluted by industrial, agricultural and slaughterhouse waste, which is dumped untreated into its waters.(The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Efforts to reach zero pollution in the Litani River basin were focused on the meat industry Sunday, with Industry Minister Wael Abu Faour warning that slaughterhouses that refuse to follow ministry regulations will be closed. According to the state-run National News Agency, Abu Faour said during a tour of the basin that, while some abattoirs met the necessary environmental conditions, "significant damage" is being caused by those that do not comply and empty waste into the Litani River.The Litani, Lebanon's longest river, is notorious for being heavily polluted by industrial, agricultural and slaughterhouse waste, which is dumped untreated into its waters.
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