Cleaning Starts after Garbage Accumulates on Keserewan Beach

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Under the supervision of the High Relief Committee and at PM Saad Hariri's orders, trucks have started Tuesday removing the trash that accumulated on the Keserewan shore after rough waves broke down a faulty retaining wall around a coastal dump just east of Beirut, spilling the trash into the sea.

Maj. Gen Mohammed Kheir, the head of the High Relief Committee stressed that the cleaning process "will continue despite bad weather conditions and in commitment to Hariri's directions."

Lebanon's festering trash crisis came crashing ashore this week, after residents woke up to find a powerful winter storm had laid a mantle of waste at a beach just a minutes' drive north of the capital, Beirut.

The scenes were a national embarrassment for a country that once prided itself on its sparkling Mediterranean coastline but appears unable to wean itself off the convenience of throwing its trash into the sea.

Kataeb party leader Sami Gemayel blasted the government on Monday over the waste management crisis, announcing that he will take it to “international courts” for polluting the sea with garbage.

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Thumb whyaskwhy 23 January 2018, 21:23

This too shall constitute a new culture in Lebanon one that accepts this waste and accepts that no responsibility shall fall on those in charge. We had this happen only a year ago and nothing happens, actually the person in charge simply took vacation so why does the right honarbull Jumayil feel that he will tear down the walls of Rome? The Lebanese are born into this and will be o.k. with it, a few months from now they will welcome it as part of the decoration for the upcoming elections. We are a wasteful culture that is hypocritical by nature and will blame the moon on our lack of basic home hygiene, we simply create the mess and let someone else deal with it by simply saying its "sukleens" job. It all starts with us in each individual house to how we create and handle this mess or enjoy the sty we create. I blame the Infidels for this one!