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Guam EPA wins $7.51 million judgment against illegal dump operator Joseph S. Taitano

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency has won a summary judgment against Joseph S. Taitano and his wife Rosalind C. Taitano. The judgment awards Guam EPA $7.51 million dollars. The amount includes payment of restitution and more than $3 million in fines, against each respondent, based on civil penalties for solid waste violations. “Joseph S. Taitano…
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Registration open for zero waste training and conference

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency today announced online registration for the upcoming Zero Waste Pacific training and conference is now open. Registration for the training and conference can be found online. More information about the conference can be found here. The training includes three-day courses conducted by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).…
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Guam EPA responding to diesel spill

Guam EPA staff responded this morning a reported fuel spill at Santos Hill in Upper Tumon along Marine Drive. Motorists are advised to avoid the area until further notice. Guam EPA will post updates online, at Facebook.com/GuamEPA and at

Pacific Man-o-Wars spotted along east side

Guam EPA staff observed Pacific Man-o-War washed up on shore at multiple beaches on the east side of the island today. Pacific Man o’ War can be blown toward the island by strong offshore winds and can cause painful stings. The animals are small and appear like an inflated blue plastic bag connected to blue…
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Guam EPA teaches pesticide class for farmers, landscapers and other applicators

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) this week is hosting training about General Use Pesticides (GUP) for farmers, landscapers and others who use or apply these chemicals. The training includes detailed instruction about Guam’s pesticide regulations, requirements and mandates. It also stresses the importance of safety and how to respond during emergency situations involving…
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Guam EPA adds Toguan River to weekly beach advisory due to use of sewage bypass

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today added the Toguan River in Umatac to the weekly list of beaches under advisory. Toguan Bay was already on the list of advisories. According to reports from the Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA), the sewage lagoon at the Umatac/Merizo Wastewater Treatment Plant began to overflow and the facility…
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Guam’s Recycling Rate Increases to 28 percent

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today released its calculated island-wide recycling rate for the second year, in observance of America Recycles Day, and it is pleased to announce a double-digit increase from last year’s figure — from 17.85% to 28.13%. “The 10-percentage-points increase in Guam’s recycling rate shows that more people are recognizing…
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Public Advisory issued about Pesticide Residue

For Immediate Release DPHSS Release No. 2013-077 Public Advisory on Pesticide Residues on Vegetables As part of its regulatory activity in protecting the public from potentially unsafe foods, the Division of Environmental Health of the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has been testing fruits and vegetables for residual pesticide.  Three batches of…
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Guam EPA and Public Health close Inarajan Bay due to sewage

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) working with the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today issued a closure for Inarajan Bay. A sewage leak has been identified in the near vicinity and is affecting the water quality of the bay. Residents are advised not to go in the water at…
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Guam EPA issues advisory for Inarajan and Asan/Piti Bay given sewage leaks

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today issued advisories for Inarajan Bay and Piti Bay. Sewage leaks have been identified in the vicinity of both Inarajan and Piti Bay. Residents are advised not to go in the water in either bay until further notice. Raw sewage poses a significant threat to the environment and…
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Guam EPA warns residents to stay out of stormwater runoff

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is encouraging residents to stay out of stormwater runoff and nearshore waters. Large amounts of rain create stormwater runoff that may contain high levels of bacteria. Areas of flooding may also be on private property and venturing into flooded areas can be considered trespassing. Residents are also advised…
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Guam EPA weekly beach report unavailable; Residents advised to avoid beach during high surf advisory

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) will not issue a weekly beach report today. Samples taken yesterday from recreational waters have been invalidated due to electrical issues in the Operations Building. Residents are advised to avoid all beach areas due to the continued high surf advisory. The a dvisory remains in effect until 6…
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Guam EPA Operations Building closed; Public Advised to proceed to Administration Building

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) Operations Building will be closed today due to electrical issues. The Administration Building remains open. Customers who would like to schedule an appointment with a particular program are encouraged to contact Guam EPA via epa.guam.gov or email TammyJoAnderson.Taft@epa.guam.gov. For more information call Guam EPA’s Administration Office at 300-4751/52/53…
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Guam International Coastal Cleanup postponed to Sept. 28

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is advising the public that the International Coastal Cleanup has been postponed to ensure the safety of all participants. Guam’s Coastal Cleanup is coordinated by the Bureau of Statistics and Plans Guam Coastal Management Program. The International Coastal Cleanup has been rescheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Saturday,…
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Guam EPA’s laboratory receives full recertification from U.S. EPA

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) recently received confirmation that the Agency’s drinking water laboratory received full recertification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). The laboratory has been certified for total coliform and E. coli for another three years. The certification was received after an onsite inspection and evaluation by a U.S.…
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Guam EPA to list jellyfish calendar in weekly Beach Advisory

Residents asked to report jellyfish sightings The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) will begin reporting the probability jellyfish will be near Guam’s shores in the weekly Beach Report. Although they can be present at any time, jellyfish are usually reported near Guam’s shores nine to 11 days after a full moon. In addition to…
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Guam EPA successfully completes $24,000 grant

Almost 80 receive emergency response training The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) recently successfully completed a $24,000 grant from the Department of Transportation. The grant provided training in hazardous materials response, the safe transport of hazardous materials and technical training for individuals responding to potentially hazardous situations. A total of 78 people attended the…
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Guam EPA featured on national solid waste website

Guam EPA featured on national solid waste website; Agency planning Sustainable Materials Management Conference for March 2014 Aug. 15, 2013 – The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) and the 27th Pacific Islands Environment Conference (PIEC) were recently featured on the homepage of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO). “This…
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Staff respond to small quantity spill

Guam EPA staff today responded to a small quantity oil spill at the intersection of Marine Corps Drive and Harmon Loop Road in Dededo. Just before 10 a.m. today, Guam EPA received a report of a small oil spill in Dededo from a transformer that fell off a truck. Staff from Guam EPA’s Hazardous Waste…
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Aluminum and plastic to be recycled during Liberation Day Parade

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA), with partners from the University of Guam’s Sea Grant Program, i*Recycle and the Mayors Council of Guam, today announced the plans to encourage the recycling of aluminum cans and plastic bottles during the 69th Liberation Day Parade on Sunday. Each permitted canopy along the parade route will receive…
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