Se baigner au Liban cet été, une bonne idée? Is it a good idea to swim in Lebanon this summer? #dossierdumois #Pollution #Liban#specialreport Au Liban, la pollution de la mer ne date pas d’hier. Déchets solides, rejets industriels, absence de stations d’épuration qui fonctionnent ont fait que l’eau de mer a toujours été infestée de bactéries. 90% des eaux usées sont rejetées dans la mer sans aucun traitement. A Ramlet el Baida (plage publique de Beyrouth), la quantité de matières fécales relevée est de 1 000 bactéries par 100ml. Passé le taux de 100, la baignade devient dangereuse. A l’origine de ce problème encore et toujours la corruption étatique. Aujourd’hui, la crise des déchets a empiré la situation. Le liquide émanant des déchets (lixiviat) se propage en grande quantité dans la mer. Le gouvernement prévoit quand même de poursuivre l’aménagement des décharges côtières. In Lebanon, the sea has been polluted for a long time: solid and industrial waste is often thrown in the Mediterranean, and 90 % of sewage reaches the sea without any treatment, for lack of functioning wastewater treatment plants. At the public beach of Ramlet al Baida, the levels of faecal bacteria are higher than 1,000 per 100 ml of water. For info, the maximum level considered safe for swimming is 100 . The reason behind this sad state of facts is, as very often in Lebanon, corruption. Today, the 8 month long trash crisis is worsening the situation: the leachate(the liquid that drains from landfills) that has accumulated in illegal landfills is reaching the sea. And environmental experts worry that the two new coastal sanitized landfills the government is planning on building might damage the ecosystem even more. #pollution #sea #mer #trash #poubelle #déchets#waste #garbage #Liban #Lebanon #nofilter #youstink #Lebanesedailystruggle #bacteria #swimming


by labneandfacts / Instagram

Fresh as a Daisy. As befits such a diverse country, Lebanon has many ‘birth (Mzaar Kfardebian)

Fresh as a Daisy. As befits such a diverse country, Lebanon has many ‘birth (Mzaar Kfardebian)
Fresh as a Daisy. As befits such a diverse country, Lebanon has many ‘birthdays’, most of which are a source of controversy to one community or...


Sacrifice Feast at the festival of Saint Zakhia in Ajaltoun. 100 rams are... (Ajaltoun, Mont-Liban, Lebanon)

Sacrifice Feast at the festival of Saint Zakhia in Ajaltoun. 100 rams are... (Ajaltoun, Mont-Liban, Lebanon)
Sacrifice Feast at the festival of Saint Zakhia in Ajaltoun. 100 rams are being cooked to be given out to people for free.

Жертвоприношение на...


Pictures and Videos from the Jounieh Fireworks Show 2017 (And not so many critics)

Pictures and Videos from the Jounieh Fireworks Show 2017 (And not so many critics)
Pictures, Videos and few words about the Jounieh Festival 2017's Opening Ceremony, the Fireworks Show.


360 Virtual Tour and Photos from the Afqa Water Fall and 2 Roman Bridges

360 Panorama and Photos from the Afqa Water Fall and 2 Roman Bridges
Afqa grotto and waterfall is the source and spring of the Ibrahim river, it is also believed that this is where Adonis first kissed Venus.


14 100% Free Beaches in Lebanon for Summer 2017

14 100% Free Beaches in Lebanon for Summer 2017
Combined list of free beaches in Lebanon starting from South to North Lebanon.