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We can still save the Litani River

Philippe Lazzarini- “I don’t want the cancer to kill me” protestors chanted earlier this month in the Bekaa village
of Hawsh al-Rafqah. The pollution of the Litani River has reached disastrous levels in recent months, causing widespread concerns about its impact on the health of local populations.
The Litani River used to be one of Lebanon’s most precious natural resources, but it has turned into an environmental disaster. In the ’60s, people could safely swim in the river and
use it to irrigate vegetables.
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