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Younex contests notice of violation from GEPA

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - Younex Corporation is contesting a notice of violation issued by the Guam EPA. Project engineer Willy Flores say they have followed every regulation to the letter and claims the company is being unfairly targeted. The Guam Environmental Protection Agency handed down a cease and desist order to the site of the company's Ukudu Workforce Housing Project on November 16.

Flores says the agency disagrees with a foundation permit issued by the Department of Public Works. Flores says the NOV is costing the company $11,000 a day due to work that cannot be completed. Attorneys for the company sent a letter to the agency on December 1 officially contesting the NOV. They are now asking the matter be addressed by the Guam EPA's board.

According to chief engineer Ivan Quinata with the Guam EPA, they are standing by validity of the NOV; he adds the board however will take up the matter at their next board meeting.

That meeting has not yet been scheduled.

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