Middle East conflict trash


Sidon Garbage Dump

A dump that started with the rubble of the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon has morphed into an environmental hazard in the city of Sidon, the BBC reports.  Palestinian refugees make some money scavenging from the 4-story stinking eyesore—sifting among syringes and discarded human organs for reusable materials. Meanwhile, hunks of garbage from the dump make their way into the ocean, clogging and destroying the local fishermen’s nets. According to the article, there are prospective donors that might pay to clean up and deal with the mess, but the local government can’t get their act together to coordinate (Via Greenprophet).

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