The Costa Brava landfill, south of Beirut, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. (The Daily Star/ Hasan Shaaban)
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Negotiations have fallen apart between civil society activists and the Costa Brava landfill management, clearing the way for a court decision on halting the landfill's expansion, a lawyer for the activist group United for Lebanon said Tuesday.UFL had hoped to concede to the landfill's expansion in exchange for the creation of an independent body to supervise its operations and contain its environmental impact.UFL lawyers met last week with representatives of the European Union Delegation in Lebanon to discuss a possible working paper on the Costa Brava landfill's violations of the Barcelona Protocol, an international agreement Lebanon ratified that bars the creation of landfills along the Mediterranean Sea. Ollaik expressed hope that the measure would put more pressure on officials to reign in the landfill's operations.
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