Horrifying 'river of trash' flows through the capital of Lebanon
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When officials in Beirut, Lebanon closed their main landfill last summer, they provided no replacement. Now a health crisis mounts as trash spills into the streets, creating what people have begun to call a ‘river of trash.’ Four months ago, a ramshackle dump begun near buildings housing families, and overflowed into the streets. Now the river has grown to reportedly around two million tons of trash. Violent protests by the people have brought no reprieve, only armed resistance...