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Invasive plant could arrive from Japan

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - The Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency is raising concern about more invasive species making there way to our island with the impending military buildup. Lieutenant Dwayne San Nicolas says one of those species includes the Japanese Knotweed, a plant that can damage foundations, buildings, roads, paving, retaining walls and architectural sites.

San Nicolas told KUAM News, "It's listed as one of the 100 Worst Invasive Species by the World Conservation Union, and along with a whole host of invasive species that can come from Japan."  He adds that they are also cracking down on the eradication of the rhino beetle, as the agency now believes that the beetle may have come from Japan.

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