Lebanons garbage crisis grows amid gridlock

first_img Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Sponsored Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese cabinet has failed to agree on a solution for the country’s growing garbage crisis, postponing discussion until next week as trash piles up on the streets.The main company in charge of collecting trash stopped its work last week amid a dispute over the country’s largest trash dump. Mountains of trash have collected in the capital and suburbs meanwhile.Following a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk estimated the amount of trash currently on the streets to be at 22,000 tons. A car is seen between a pile of garbage covered with white pesticide in the Palestinian refugee camp of Sabra in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, July 23, 2015. The Lebanese cabinet has failed to agree on a solution for the country’s growing garbage crisis, postponing discussion until next week as trash piles up on the streets. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein) Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Parents, stop beating yourself up Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies He said the government was looking for alternatives to the Naame landfill south of Beirut, which was closed down on July 17.The country’s notoriously gridlocked government then postponed further discussion until next Tuesday.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairylast_img read more