Lebanese Fishermen Suffer as Country's Trash Crisis Remains Unresolved

July 24, 2017 12:19 AM
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In Lebanon, trash is being dumped into the Mediterranean as landfill, sparking criticism and concern over the environmental impact of the practice.  The country has had a long-term problem with waste management, a situation that even led to large scale protests two years ago as garbage piled up in Beirut's streets. Fishermen are now the latest group to complain about the apparent inability of authorities to come up with a strategy to deal with the country's waste. John Owens reports from Beirut.