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Flushing toilet on Everest
By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — "Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world's highest peak, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association said Tuesday.
The more than 700 climbers and guides who spend nearly two months on Everest's slopes each climbing season leave large amounts of feces and urine, and the issue has not been addressed, Ang Tshering told reporters. He said Nepal's government needs to get the climbers to dispose of the waste properly so the mountain remains pristine".
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BREAKING NEWS: Flushing Toilet To Be Built At Everest Base Camp:
by Mark Korell:
“Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint.” - Robert Frost