Guam - The Guam Environmental Protection Agency is
investigating an illegal dump in Yigo that has had Civil Defense, the mayor's
office and Guam Fire monitoring since a deep seated fire was reported there
earlier this week. According to Guam EPA spokesperson Tammy Jo Anderson Taft
the fire was located within a pile of solid waste that was illegally disposed
of and being used as illegal fill material.
having a difficult time because the illegal dump is located along a steep cliff
presenting a challenge to completely put the fire out. The illegal dump is
located between Joseph Taitano's illegal dump and Route 15 or the Back Road to Andersen.
No notice of
violation has been issued at this time. Residents in the area affected by smoke
are encouraged to keep their windows closed and stay indoors if possible.