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Progress with DPW's Upper Tumon cleanup

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - The Department of Public Works is making progress to comply with a federal court order to clean up its Upper Tumon compound.  Acting Director Andy Leon Guerrero says an ad was put out to remove old tires for some $50,000, which he anticipates will take about two weeks to conduct

He adds they entered into an agreement with federal receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton to use about $650,000 of their funds to remove old tar drums, which he says will be reimbursed in the upcoming fiscal year. While Leon Guerrero is confident they will clean the facility within the one-month timeframe, he says they have yet to finalize the disposal plans for the abandoned vehicles located on the property

Said the acting director, "That's a [General Services Agency] bid, so the government is going to make something out of that. We're not going to bid it out to have it taken out; we're going to bid it out to have somebody pay for the vehicles itself."

Meanwhile, the next quarterly status hearing is scheduled for August 11 before District Court Judge Frances Tydingco Gatewood.

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