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HazMat training at Port Authority

by Nick Delgado

Guam - Several fire units and law enforcement officials responded to the Piti area around 8 this morning after a hazardous material spill was found at the port - but don't be alarmed, it was only an exercise. Guam National Guard's 94th Civil Support Team commander Lieutenant Colonel Mike Tougher says the efforts include Guam Fire, Port Police, Homeland Security and the Guam National Guard.

He says the scenario involves a 20' container that was dropped by a forklift operator. "When that was dropped he noticed that there was some spillage or leakage coming from the container, when he got down to investigate he received burned and went into some respiratory distress. He was pulled out by his co-workers and taken to Guam Memorial Hospital," said Tougher.  

He adds the exercise allows the responders to strengthen their response efforts when dealing with these types of incidences. The exercise is expected to take a full day.

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