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Offshore disposal site is north of Apra Harbor

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - After more than two years of study, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has designated an ocean disposal site offshore of Guam for clean sediments from dredging projects. The Guam Deep Ocean Disposal Site (GDODS) is approximately 11 nautical miles northwest of Apra Harbor, in water depths ranging from 8,200 and 9,055 feet. 

It will be officially open for use in 30 days.

However, use of the site will still require government approval on a case-by-case basis.  Dredging is necessary to maintain or improve safe navigation in existing ports and harbors, as well as when new shipping facilities are built.

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