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We only have Tier 1 and Tier 2 generators in Lebanon that are providing electricity to supplement the market. These are causing severe air pollution and particulate pollution that cause so many different health problems ranging from asthma to cancer to  various respiratory problems. We urgently need to solve the electricity problem in Lebanon.

Information on pollution of Tier 1 and Tier 2 Generators:

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/standards/nonroad/largesi.htm

Where the USA is now:

http://www.dieselserviceandsupply.com/Generator_Engine_Emissions_Explained.aspx

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Lebanon ranks in the top 20 most polluted countries:

http://www.numbeo.com/pollution/rankings_by_country.jsp

http://www.numbeo.com/pollution/gmaps_rankings.jsp

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Modeling air pollution in Lebanon:
evaluation at a suburban site in Beirut
A. Waked1,2, C. Seigneur1
, F. Couvidat1
, Y. Kim1
, K. Sartelet1
, C. Afif2
,
A. Borbon3
, P. Formenti3
, and S. Sauvage4
1CEREA, Joint Laboratory Ecole des Ponts ParisTech/EDF R&D, Universit ´ e Paris-Est, ´
Champs-sur-Marne, France
2Centre d’Analyses et de Recherche, Faculty of Sciences, Universite Saint-Joseph, Beirut, ´
Lebanon
3
LISA, UMR CNRS 7583, Universite Paris-Est Cr ´ eteil and Universit ´ e Paris Diderot, Institut ´
Pierre-Simon Laplace, Creteil, France ´
4Ecole des Mines de Douai, Departement Chimie Environnement, 59508 Douai, France ´
Received: 21 August 2012 – Accepted: 5 November 2012 – Published: 16 November 2012
Correspondence to: A. Waked (wakeda@cerea.enpc.fr, antoine.waked@usj.edu.lb)
Published by Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union.

A good study on air pollution in Lebanon.

http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/12/29571/2012/acpd-12-29571-2012.pdf

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