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Efforts identify post-storm disposal sites

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - Guam Homeland Security and the Office of Civil Defense are working with FEMA, the Chamorro Land Trust Commission, the Guam EPA, the Ancestral Lands Commission, and Joint Region Marianas to identify sites on Government of Guam and Department of Defense property that would serve as waste reduction sites for debris following a storm.

OCD Administrator Chuck Ada says officials will begin the permitting process once they categorize the sites, telling KUAM News, "Green waste, metallic waste, white goods and so forth and regionalize them throughout the island so we can move things immediately off the roadway to these designated sites so we can start moving with emergency life support functions and emergency services."

Ada says more than 80% of the waste reduction sites used in the past is no longer available due to urban growth.

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