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Authorities' incompetence has led to another environmental catastrophe, with residents of Tripoli complaining of contaminated underground water after the Council of Development and Reconstruction halted work on sanitation networks in the north. The problem began when citizens of Koura and other districts surrounding Tripoli, faced with the absence of sewage networks, started diverting their sewage water into Wadi Hab, which falls between Koura and Tripoli. Sewage water then reached the Bahsas area south of Tripoli and soaked into underground water in the city. The contaminated water had been accruing for years, but did not spill out until a set of land development projects were initiated.The contaminated water may result in a number of diseases especially among the young and elderly.After being contaminated by sewage, the water is no longer fit for use.The polluted water could spread to other regions.
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