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Public Health needs help to address piggery

by Krystal Paco

Guam - It appears the Department of Public Health is looking for assistance when it comes to addressing an illegal piggery in Mangilao.

As Public Health director James Gillan tells KUAM, he's written to the Attorney General's Office for help as the regulatory agency cannot trespass on private property and have struggled to issue the property owner a citation.

Meanwhile, Mangilao mayor Nito Blas says the piggery has been an issue for almost a year with neighbors complaining about the stench mostly during the rainy season.

"I receive a lot of calls from the neighbors on that area and it's creating a lot of health problems. So we need to take action and move that piggery out of there," he said.

Gillan confirms the piggery is an illegal operation because the property is zoned residential.

Gillan hopes that through the AG's authority, Public Health could get a judge to issue an order to cease and desist or have the property owner evicted.

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