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Senator Respicio urges EPA to prioritize runoff inquiry

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A local senator is pushing the Guam Environmental Protection Agency to make its investigation a priority into whether storm water runoff was pumped directly into Tumon Bay. A video was sent to KUAM from multiple sources showing what appeared to be storm water from Tropical Storm Chan-Hom being pumped from flooding in the driveway area between the Outrigger and Dusit Thani into the Tumon Bay Marine Preserve.

Guam EPA deputy administrator Yvette Cruz told KUAM it was under investigation.  Dusit Thani issued a release this week stating the hotel contractor followed Guam EPA's approved storm water drainage plan and re-directed the water into the storm water system not directly to the beach.  In a letter to Guam EPA senator Rory Respicio urges the administrator to make the investigation a priority and to share the results with the public "the details reported so far are as murky and unclear as the water fouling the bay and clarification is imperative".

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