Speaker Won Pat Not Convinced Dumping Asbestos in Landfill is Safe

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The Inarajan Mayor Senator Tom Ada and Speaker Judi Won Pat have all voiced concerns about dumping asbestos in the Layon Landfill to save construction companies money.

Guam – Speaker Judi Won Pat is also concerned about the Guam Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to allow the dumping of asbestos in the Layon landfill.

 

 Guam EPA Administrator Eric Palacios said the proposal would allow contractors and military construction projects to save money by dumping asbestos in the Layon landfill instead of sending it off-island. The Inarajan mayor has furiously voiced her strong opposition to this plan telling PNC in an interview “The rich gets richer and the poor gets dumped on”. Solid waste oversight chairman Senator Tom Ada also expressed concerns telling PNC previously that he would like to see proof that dumping asbestos in the landfill would be safe. Now Speaker Won Pat has weighed in. “I agree with the mayor of Inarajan. I live in Malojloj and the dump is right across the street from me and my neighbors you know we’re very concerned at the time about the landfill and now again to burden the people of Malojloj and Inarajan to now take in toxic waste you know hazardous waste, we were lead to believe that this was strictly going to be household waste not hazardous waste and EPA has to rethink this,” said Won Pat. The Speaker says she is not convinced that dumping asbestos in the landfill will be safe.