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Yona fire revealed illegal dump

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A deep-seeded fire along Pulantat, Yona, which led to the evacuation of a nearby family in May, has also led to the discovery of previously unknown illegal dump site. According to Guam Environmental Protection Agency acting solid waste administrator Glenn San Nicolas, two sites were affected by the week-long fire, one of which had been issued a notice of violation since last year.

"The lot in Yona that received the notice of violation received the notice of violation for illegal hardfill of solid waste," he explained to KUAM News. "Basically, a combination of construction demolition debris, and household waste. The notice is still kind of pending closure, so they still have to come out with a cleanup plan for approval by Guam EPA, which was not yet received."

San Nicolas confirmed the second Yona dump site is still under investigation and GEPA is working to determine who owns the property.

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