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Yigo dump owner may escape EPA penalties

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - It seems Joseph Taitano may again escape any action taken by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency's board of directors, after Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson today gave agency and Joseph Taitano's attorney Curtis Van De Veld one month to work out the technical dilemmas that continue to stall any corrective action. During this afternoon's board meeting GEPA legal counsel Happy Rons said they'll have to rescind the penalties voted upon by members back in December because they didn't meet the requirements under the Administrative Adjudication Law.

Taitano was caught running the illegal dump operation more than ten years ago on his property in Yigo. To date he has not paid a single cent in penalties. The GEPA board has set a tentative meeting for March 8 to discuss the possibility of rescinding the penalties and properly noticing Taitano.

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