Guam - The Office of the Attorney General and the Guam Environmental Protection Agency are now working together when it comes to pursuing any legal action against private landowner Joseph Taitano. Taitano had an illegal dump on the land and had been issued notices of violation. The dump caught fire two weeks ago and forced residents in the area to be evacuated and extensive government resources to be used to cap the blaze.
Deputy Attorney General Pat Mason confirms the office met with Guam EPA officials to work on ensuring proper reporting and making sure adequate follow-ups are conducted. "We just met with them concerning their regulatory role on the legal side and we represent them and are working together with them to enforce their regulatory laws," he said.
The Guam EPA has been working on establishing a timeline of activities they've conducted to get the illegal dump site in compliance.