Jumblat: There are No Plans to Establish Landfill in Iqlim al-Kharroub
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat called on Monday for an end to various “accusations” and rumors over plans on the alleged establishment of a landfill in the Chouf region of Iqlim al-Kharroub.
He said via Twitter: “There are no plans to set up a dump in Iqlim al-Kharroub.”
A waste disposal crisis erupted in the country in July 2015 with the closure of the Naameh landfill and officials' failure to find an alternative for it.
Recent efforts to resolve the crisis include resorting to the Costa Brava landfill in Khaldeh and reactivating the Bourj Hammoud dump.
While the local officials in the two areas have shown readiness to accept the scheme, residents are rejecting a proposal to establish the landfill of Kojok that lies between Iqlim al-Tuffah and Iqlim al-Kharroub.
The months-long crisis has seen garbage pile up on streets throughout the country as experts warned of the health and environmental hazards of the problem.