Beirut / Bremen (dpa) - A container ship full of toxic chemicals from Lebanon is due to arrive in Wilhelmshaven this Sunday morning.

German experts had recovered the chemicals in the past few weeks in the port of Beirut, where there was a devastating explosion in August 2020.

After arriving in Germany, the materials are initially to be temporarily stored in Wiefels in Friesland and then disposed of or reprocessed in Bremen, Hamburg, Brunsbüttel and Kassel.

According to the Lower Saxony Ministry of the Environment, the cargo includes paint and paint sludge, acids, spray cans and bulky waste.

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