Hearing today on landfill status

The status of Ordot Dump’s closure is expected to be tackled in today’s quarterly status hearing. Variety file photo

A QUARTERLY status hearing on the progress of the new landfill and the closure of the Ordot Dump will be held today at 9 a.m. at the District Court of Guam in Anigua.

Among the items that may be discussed during the hearing is the Department of Public Works’ weekly status report on construction projects, to include the Ylig Bridge, where a hold on construction was issued after eight sets of ancient Chamorro remains were discovered by the contractor.

DPW is currently working with the State Historic Preservation Office on making plan-revisions that would “potentially reduce further impacts.”

In the afternoon at 2 p.m., District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood and government officials are scheduled to visit the Layon Landfill site in Malojloj.  

A visit will also be made to bridge projects along Route 4 affected by the years-old Consent Decree. Aside from Ylig Bridge, the other projects are the Togcha and Talofofo Bridges.

Officials ordered to attend include those from the solid waste receiver; Ivan Quinata, Guam Environmental Protection Agency administrator; Joaquin Blaz, of DPW’s Office of Highway Safety; Speaker Judi Won Pat or Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz; and Governor Eddie Baza Calvo or Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio.

The expected scheduled date to open the new landfill and close Ordot Dump is in the latter part of June.

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