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Guam released more toxic chemicals in 2011

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Guam had more toxic chemicals released into the environment in 2010, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory. Toxic disposals and releases totaled more than 487 pounds. 

The top facilities in Guam responsible for releases of chemicals were Tristart Terminal Guam, Inc in Agat; Naval Base Guam's Apra Harbor Waste Water Treatment Plant; the Tanguisson Power Plant; followed by South Pacific Petroleum Corporation, Mobil Oil Guam, Andersen Air Force Base, the Guam Power Authority, IP&E Holdings' F-3 Dock in Piti, Hawaiian Rock Products in Mangilao and the Navy Water Treatment Plant.

EPA publishes reports like these to help residents and government make informed decisions to reduce chemical use.

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