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Update 3: Unified Command working to remove fishing vessel aground near Cocos Island

15 August 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) continues to lead the charge for environmental protection during response operations for the grounded fishing vessel near Cocos Island. Guam EPA is one of the three members that make up the Unified Command, which oversees response operations for the grounded fishing vessel. As the lead agency for oversight […]

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Guam EPA declares ‘All Clear’ for Guam Community College

13 August 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) at noon today declared ‘All Clear’ for the Guam Community College’s (GCC) onsite water distribution system (OWDS), following several days of being under a Boil Water Notice period. The declaration follows two straight days of negative laboratory results of samples that were collected on Monday and Tuesday. Guam […]

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Guam EPA asks residents to watch for “fish kill” incidents

12 August 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency is asking residents to be on the lookout for fish kill incidents. This time of year low tides, combined with large rain events and low sea levels due to El Niño mean the likelihood of a fish kill event is higher than during other times of the year. A fish […]

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Guam EPA declares ‘All Clear’ for Barrigada

07 August 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency today issued the ‘All Clear’ for Barrigada, relative to the Boil Water Notice (BWN) that had been in effect for the district since last week. Today’s announcement follows two consecutive days’ of clean readings from samples that were collected along Chalan Eskuelan San Vicente Street. “I am relieved to have […]

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Guam EPA lifts Boil Water Notice for Barrigada except along Chalan Eskuelan San Vicente Street

06 August 2014

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 – The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today lifted the Boil Water Notice (BWN) for all of Barrigada except along Chalan Eskuelan San Vicente Street. Residents along Chalan Eskuelan San Vicente Street are still encouraged to boil water before using it to drink, cook, prepare food and brush teeth. Residents […]

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Guam EPA lifts Boil Water Notice for Mangilao except GCC; Barrigada still under notice

05 August 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today lifted the Boil Water Notice (BWN) for all of Mangilao except the Guam Community College campus. Guam EPA is working with GCC and Guam Waterworks Authority personnel to mitigate the contamination. This is a priority for both Guam EPA and GWA, and it will remain so until […]

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Water samples test positive again for Total Coliform; Guam EPA continues to advise boiling water before use in two villages

04 August 2014

The latest laboratory samples analyzed by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency today continue to indicate there is no E. coli in the water system in Mangilao. For the fourth consecutive day, there remained the presence of total coliform in water systems in Mangilao and Barrigada. Therefore, Guam EPA is maintaining the boil water notices for […]

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Public advised to avoid dead whale in Agat due to safety concerns

03 August 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is asking the public to avoid the dead whale that washed ashore this weekend in Agat. Whales, including deceased whales, have the potential to pass diseases to humans including Brucella, Morbillivirus and Herpes. Guam EPA is working closely with the Guam Department of Agriculture and the National Oceanic […]

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Water samples test positive again for E. coli and Total Coliform; Guam EPA continues to advise boiling water before use in two villages

02 August 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today certified laboratory results from drinking water samples taken on Friday, Aug. 1. Samples taken at locations in Mangilao and Barrigada again tested positive for E. coli and Total Coliform, respectively. Given these results, Guam EPA advises residents in these villages to continue boiling water before using it […]

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Guam EPA issues a boil water notice for Mangilao and Barrigada

01 August 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today issued a boil water notice for the villages of Barrigada and Mangilao. This notice will be in effect until at least Monday. Residents in Barrigada and Mangilao should only use their tap water for laundry and flushing the toilet. Water is not suitable for drinking, showering, brushing […]

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Guam EPA advises residents to avoid stormwater; 44 beaches under advisory this weekend

31 July 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today announced the weekly beach advisory will include all 44 beaches due to the large amount of rain received from Tropical Storm Halong. Stormwater runoff may contain additional bacteria and cause many beaches to have high concentrations of unsafe bacteria. Guam EPA staff typically sample 44 beaches every […]

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Board of Directors special meeting scheduled for Aug. 1

27 July 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency Board of Directors will have a Special Meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the Main Office Conference Room, 17-3304 Mariner Ave. Tiyan, Guam. The public is invited to attend this special meeting. The business to be transacted at this special meeting is: the Administrative Hearing for […]

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Registration opens for free summer camp hosted by Guam EPA and BSP

01 July 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) in partnership with the Bureau of Statistics and Plans Guam Coastal Management Program (GCMP) today opened registration to the third annual free environmental summer camp. Three sessions of Kika Clearwater Summer Camp will be open to students entering 3rd grade up to 7th grade. The camp is free. […]

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Guam EPA issues responses to comments for the Green Clover Environmental, LLC permit application

27 June 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today made the agency’s final responses to all comments received regarding Green Clover Environmental, LLC’s solid waste processing permit application available to the general public. Copies of the comments and all responses are available at Guam EPA’s main office in Tiyan, here or at the agency’s Issuu site. […]

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Guam EPA partnering with GHRA to offer pesticide trainings

26 June 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) Pesticides Enforcement Program is partnering with the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association (GHRA) to host several trainings next month. The trainings will run from July 7 to July 11 and include various courses for managers, private pesticide trainers, employees who use pesticides at work, farmers, landscapers and golf […]

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Guam EPA opens Zero Waste Pacific training and conference

05 May 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency is hosting the first Zero Waste Pacific training and conference this week. The national certification training began on Sunday morning at the Hilton Guam Resort and Spa. Participants will attend class through Tuesday, May 6 and take a rigorous exam on Wednesday, May 7. “Guam will benefit greatly from having […]

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Guam EPA to host public hearing

29 April 2014

Guam EPA has received an application from Green Clover Environmental LLC for a Solid Wste Processing and Bioremediation Facility on Lot No. 5224-7-1 in Barrigada. The permit is under review and the agency has set a public hearing to gather comments from the community. All interested parties are invited to attend this hearing. Date: Monday, […]

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Guam EPA to host inaugural Zero Waste Pacific Conference; offices closed from noon to 5 p.m. two days next week

29 April 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency will be hosting the inaugural Zero Waste Pacific Conference on Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9. The Administration and Operations offices will be closed to the general public from noon to 5 p.m. on those days. Guam EPA recognizes the importance of eliminating, as best as possible, any impact […]

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Grassroots zero waste campaign leader presenting at Zero Waste Pacific conference

18 April 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Susana Laveti Evening, project coordinator for the Catholic Women’s League of Fiji, will be presenting at the Zero Waste Pacific conference. Evening, and the Catholic Women’s League, helped women in Fiji learn about how to properly manage household waste and how to recycle. The goal of the […]

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Guam EPA staff to participate in Earth Day cleanup; Offices closed Tuesday, April 22

10 April 2014

Guam EPA’s offices will be closed Tuesday, April 22 as the staff participate in an all-day cleanup to celebrate Earth Day 2014. Guam EPA recognizes the importance of eliminating, as best as possible, any impact that this monthly closure will have on its customers. Customers who need assistance can make an appointment for another day […]

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