With more and more people visiting it each year, Mount Everest has grown increasingly polluted. This has led to the contamination of the local watershed, which threatens the health of local people.
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Anthropology, Biology, Conservation, Earth Science, Geography, Geology, Health, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Social Studies
In 1991, The Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) was founded to help keep the Khumbu region clean, in part through the management of controlled waste collection sites such as this rubbish pit at the village of Lobuje near Everest.
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May 20, 2022
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