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Duenas urges committee for hearing

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - It was nearly two months ago when Senator Chris Duenas introduced legislation that would appropriate $350,000 to allow the governor to pursue legal action against the federal government for harms at the Ordot Dump. The measure falls in line with Governor Eddie Calvo's statements during his State of the Island Address this year.

Duenas tells KUAM that he has received no update from Senator Ben Pangelinan who chairs the Committee on Appropriations but urges the chairman to hear Bill 281 expeditiously.

"It's really important to me and all of us in the community with all this talk about cost of living, wage increase, tax relief, but the potential cost it will be in the future for waste management and the roll out carts we have in our homes we have to ensure with all this discussion on waste management that this potential negotiation with the federal government to get some relief on the closure of Ordot Dump is put on the table," he said.

As we reported, the measure is in line with a resolution passed by the Guam Solid Waste Authority that seeks to hold the Navy responsible for Ordot Dump closure costs.
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