Lebanon: Drought and construction reveal extent of Baalbek river pollution

Daily Star: "One of Lebanon's most significant tourist sites is now a source of repulsive odors,' Mohammad sighs. Lost in thought as he looks down at the Ras al-Ain River, which flows through downtown Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley, he forgets to take the order of a customer at the King restaurant where he works. The water has long been polluted, Mohammad says. "Houses and restaurant owners have been dumping all their waste in the stream. ... This has been happening for years now.' "The river became a dumpster.......

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