Guam - After this month's radiation scare following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, one local senator introduced a resolution addressing how Guam handles these type of situations. Senator Chris Duenas says the hearing on the resolution held last night was productive.
Chuck Ada, administrator for the Office of Civil Defense, attended the hearing and according to Duenas promised to stand up additional protocol to ensure the capability for quarantine and other procedures at the airport to deal with radiation contamination. Senator Rory Respicio moved for an amendment to the resolution to put an additional measure in place that would require that Civil Defense would report to legislature on a consistent basis on findings regarding radiation.
"What I think is important is that we are on the same what had happened was prior to this resolution being introduced," Senator Duenas said. "There really wasn't much information being introduced with regard to this particular issue so it shows our government in on the same page."
Duenas adds that Civil Defense is constant communication with the Navy and Air Force, updating data on issues related to possible vessel contamination.
An inmate is found dead at the Department of Correction prison overnight. Corrections officers reported inmate Luis Hocog was found unresponsive inside his Post 16 cell around 11 pm on Friday. The officer contacted the platoon commander of the situation and requested for medical assistance, a news release stated.More >>
An inmate is found dead at the Department of Correction prison overnight. Corrections officers reported inmate Luis Hocog was found unresponsive inside his Post 16 cell around 11 pm on Friday. The officer contacted the platooMore >>