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Landfill case moves through Superior Court

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - While the closure of the Ordot Dump and opening of a new landfill in Layon is expected to be completed this summer, the case to stop the government from spending money for construction on Layon was back in the Superior Court recently.  Attorney Delia Lujan, who represents a group of taxpayers led by former Ordot-Chalan Pago mayor Rosanna San Miguel, contends that the law is clear that the landfill should be built in either Guatali or Malaa.

In court, Lujan made a motion to add the Government of Guam and Maeda Pacific to the complaint. Maeda Pacific is the same company that was awarded an $8,000,000 contract to construct the Layon landfill. In 2008, the Supreme Court declined the request to have the government stop spending money on the development of Layon.

In the meantime, Judge Perry Inos took the matter under advisement, as he is feels there may be an issue of jurisdiction since the landfill case is currently moving through the District Court.

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