2018 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 23:40:54 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] DISPOSAL: Navy responds to Ordot dump lawsuit (GU)
Navy responds to allegations in dump lawsuit

by Steve Limtiaco
Pacific Daily News (GU)
October 16, 2018

The government of Guam did not take reasonable steps to control environmental contamination during the decades it operated the Ordot dump, according to the federal government, which this week filed its response to a lawsuit filed by GovGuam.

GovGuam in March 2017 filed a lawsuit, asking the court to order the Navy to pay Guam’s past and future costs in connection with the environmentally hazardous Ordot dump, which was closed in Aug. 2011. The lawsuit was authorized by Gov. Eddie Calvo and brought by Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson, working with mainland counsel.

The cost to close the unlined dump and open a new landfill is about $160 million and rising, according to federal court documents. Post-closure expenses at the site, including environmental monitoring, will be at least $800,000 per year.


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Lenny Siegel
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Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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