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Tripoli in state of emergency as tons of rubbish pile up in streets

Regional authorities in Tripoli, central Greece, on Wednesday declared a fresh state of emergency in the municipality due to a burgeoning waste management problem that has resulted in tons of trash festering on the streets.

The authorities had issued an original alert last May when the garbage problem first started worsening due to cutbacks to the municipal budget.

Since then authorities have been transferring trash from Tripoli to the capital’s main landfill at Fyli, a stopgap solution expected to be extended now despite the near saturation of the Fyli dump.