by Krystal Paco
Guam - It's been over a decade since the Guam Environmental Protection Agency issued their first notice of violation to Joseph Taitano for operating a massive illegal dump on his Yigo property. And now that the case is set for trial in September, GEPA administrator Eric Palacios expressed concerns at today's board meeting on whether the agency can afford the expenses associated with hiring an expert witness.
Palacios adds there's added value to an off-island expert witness, but costs would include travel, lodging, and professional fee. Trial is set to be heard in Judge Arthur Barcinas' courtroom on September 17 at 10am.