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|Title||Environmental impacts associated with the Beit Lahia wastewater treatment plant, North Gaza Strip, Palestine|
The Beit Lahia wastewater treatment plant (BLWWTP) represents the hottest environmental spot in North Gaza. The current study comes to highlight the environmental impacts associated with this catastrophic anthropogenic ecosystem. The study relied heavily on field and literature surveys. The study pointed out that the whole system is seriously threatening to neighboring environs and inhabitants. The environmental impacts encountered throughout the study period include:(1) deadfall accidents in the sewage pools,(2) painful floods with particular emphasis on the flood disaster of March 2007,(3) outbreak of environmental pests,(4) the depletion of sand dunes,(5) mosquito proliferation and nuisance,(6) prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections,(7) emission of offensive odors and (8) groundwater pollution by both nitrates and bacteriological parameters. The current establishment of a new WWTP in the eastern part of North Gaza is promising in the sense that most of the problems encountered here will diminish in a gradual fashion. Finally, the role of different institutions and organizations should be strengthened towards investigating and improving the environmental health aspects of the targeted populations in the Gaza Strip.
|Published in||Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research|
|Series||Volume: 7, Number: 5|
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