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Garbage has turned Serbia's Potpeć Lake into a watery landfill

An illegal dump site along the River Lim, likely the source of the garbage that's flooded Potpeć Lake in Serbia.
An illegal dump site along the River Lim, likely the source of the garbage that's flooded Potpeć Lake in Serbia. © Observers

 Potpeć Lake in Serbia turned into a watery landfill on December 31, when tons of garbage accumulated near a dam. The garbage likely came from one of the landfill sites along the River Lim. Poor waste management has been causing issues in the community for a long time, says one resident.