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Brian Moyer to Guam EPA: “I’m at your service, at your beck and call”

Brian Moyer to Guam EPA: “I’m at your service, at your beck and call”

October 30, 2018 (Tiyan, Guam) – Agent Orange Survivors of Guam founder, Brian Moyer, participated in an Agent Orange pre-investigation conference call this morning at 9:00 a.m. ChST. In the conference call, Moyer was joined by Executive Director of Military-Veterans Advocacy Inc., Commander J. B. Wells U. S. Navy (Retired) and officials from US EPA and Guam EPA.

In an email sent to Guam EPA on October 23, 2018, Moyer indicated, “I have secured private funding for travel to Guam if the need should arise. I am enquiring (sic) with you to see if it would be permissible for me to show the soil collection teams where to extract soil samples on the areas that were ignored during the first round of testing.”

“We are pleased with the input that Mr. Moyer has provided to our investigation,” said Guam EPA administrator Walter S. Leon Guerrero.“Mr. Moyer has described areas that we are heavily considering for inclusion into our sampling and analysis work-plan, particularly in pipeline junctions,”Leon Guerrero further states.

While US EPA and Guam EPA have tentatively scheduled the off-base sampling to occur on the week of November 11, 2018, Moyer’s visit to Guam may be rescheduled in order for the agency to maximize his presence on the island. “Mr. Leon Guerrero, I’m at your service and at your beck and call,”said Moyer. Moyer thanked Leon Guerrero for the opportunity to assist in the investigation and assured Guam EPA that he would travel to Guam when the investigation reaches any critical point.

A sampling and analysis work-plan draft for Agent Orange testing outside the DOD footprint is being drafted by US EPA, for the review and concurrence by Guam EPA. As part of the work-plan, Guam EPA has identified sampling sites outside the military fence lines. The pre-investigation call with Moyer was sought to validate the information in veteran issued affidavits regarding Agent Orange on Guam and submitted to the agency. In addition to Moyer’s statement, affidavits from Leroy Foster, Ralph Stanton, Gerard Laitres and Robert Fink were used in confirming sites for investigation.

 Once sampling and analysis work-plan is accepted by Guam EPA, it will be made available to the public.

 EPA Acting Deputy Administrator Nic Rupley Lee at 300-4753 or nic.rupley@epa.guam.gov

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