Thu, 17 Jun 2021

BEIRUT, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's council of ministers announced on Wednesday that the German company Combi Lift has deported 59 containers carrying dangerous substances from Beirut's port to Europe, the National News Agency reported.

Lebanon hired Combi Lift for the disposal of hazardous material stored at Beirut's port after two blasts, caused by the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at the port, rocked it on Aug. 4, 2020.

The statement released by the council of ministers noted that the German company has been working for months to fill containers with dangerous materials, aiming to transport them out of Lebanon and avoid future explosions.

Following the explosions, Lebanon decided to deport hazardous material as the country has limited areas for landfilling and no hazardous waste storage or treatment facilities.

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