Activists Give Ultimatum as Landfill Closure Deadline Comes to an End

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Activists Give Ultimatum as Landfill Closure Deadline Comes to an End

As the deadline set by Urgent Matters Judge Hassan Hamdan to close the controversial Costa Brava landfill has ended without being respected, activists threatened to take escalatory steps if the judicial order is not executed by Thursday.

Environmental activist Hassan Bazzi pointed out that lawyers in charge of this case can force the closure of the landfill as per the judge's decision issued in January, saying that activists will await the outcome of the appeal session scheduled later this week.

The union of municipalities in Beirut's southern suburbs had submitted an appeal to keep the Costa Brava landfill, arguing that its shutdown would entail massive repercussions on the area.

Source: Kataeb.org