by Nick Delgado
Guam - A public hearing is scheduled for this evening to discuss Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas' proposed plan for the tear gas burial site at Naval Magazine. NAVFAC environmental manager Richard Gray says they conducted an investigation of the site after discovering that 350 pounds of tear gas was buried on a steep slope south of Mount Alifan.
He along with Guam EPA officials are presenting the plan to residents at the University of Guam Library at 6:30 this evening. "We didn't find evidence of tear gas being disposed at the site," he said. "What we found was some petroleum hydrocarbon contamination, we believe was the result of a small fuel spill there in years past and that poses no risk to human health or the environment."
Residents have until August 26 to comment on the plan, and can do so by contacting NAVFAC Marianas, the Guam EPA or the USEPA.