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Five factory owners (including mimosa) were arrested for allegedly polluting the litani & berdawni river

Jo

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BEIRUT: Five factory owners were arrested for allegedly polluting the Litani River, the state-run National News Agency reported Tuesday.

Wissam al-Tannouri, the owner of the Mimosa Sanitary Paper Company, was arrested on orders from Lebanon's Financial Prosecutor Ali Ibrahim, the NNA said.

The Mimosa factory is allegedly responsible for the Berdawni River, a tributary of the Litani, turning black last Tuesday. Tannouri is also the mayor of the Zahle village of Qaa al-Reem.

Four dairy factory owners in the Bekaa Valley were also arrested. The NNA did not identify the four.

The Berdawni River investigation was referred to Bekaa's first investigative judge, the NNA said.

Zahle's environmental public prosecutor had ordered the arrest of Tannouri Friday before releasing him shortly after.

The Berdawni River, whose restaurant-lined banks make it a popular tourist site in Zahle, turned black last Tuesday, and the Litani River Authority had found the source of the pollution to be the unfiltered and untreated emptying of materials from the Mimosa factory.
 

Jo

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BEIRUT: Workers in the Mimosa factory Monday demonstrated in front of Zahle’s Justice Palace to protest the factory’s owner interrogation for allegedly polluting the Berdawni River, the state-run National News Agency reported.

Wissam al-Tannouri, owner of the Mimosa Sanitary Paper Company, was arrested last Tuesday on orders from Lebanon's Financial Prosecutor Ali Ibrahim and has been detained since.

The Mimosa factory is allegedly responsible for polluting the Berdawni River, a tributary of the Litani, which turned black last Tuesday.

The protesting workers later blocked the road facing the palace and demanded the release of Tannouri, who is also mayor of Zahle’s Qaa al-Reem.

Zahle’s environmental public prosecutor had also ordered Tannouri’s arrest earlier this month before releasing him shortly after.

The Berdawni River, whose restaurant-lined banks make it a popular tourist site in Zahle, turned black last Tuesday, and the Litani River Authority had found the source of the pollution to be the unfiltered and untreated emptying of materials from the Mimosa factory.

Source: Mimosa factory workers demand release of owner
 

Mrsrx

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Workers in the Mimosa factory Monday demonstrated in front of Zahle’s Justice Palace to protest the factory’s owner interrogation for allegedly polluting the Berdawni River, the state-run National News Agency reported.

Charrajo overtime?
 
ino why! A respectable factory with decent products and most probably have lot of profits; why does it need to pollute ?

It is unacceptable to close a single factory in lebanon as they are needed for the economical well fare of lebanon; but why killing another industry (tourism) while doing so? why endangering the lives of thousands of lebanese?

What is the cost of proper water management? is it that difficult? or it is just greed and negligence ?
 

The Bidenator

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ino why! A respectable factory with decent products and most probably have lot of profits; why does it need to pollute ?

It is unacceptable to close a single factory in lebanon as they are needed for the economical well fare of lebanon; but why killing another industry (tourism) while doing so? why endangering the lives of thousands of lebanese?

What is the cost of proper water management? is it that difficult? or it is just greed and negligence ?

I don't see why they had to close them. First fine them, and if they don't pay and keep on polluting then take drastic measures.
(IDK if any of these steps were taken prior to closure)
 

Jo

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مصلحة الليطاني: منع ابحار زوارق السياحة والنزهة في بحيرة القرعون الا بترخيص

 
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