Daily Archives: 02/17/2005

New Landfill Passes Federal Muster

The US EPA approved of Dandan as the location of Guam’s new landfill. It actually looks like the festering sore of Ordot Dump will finally close, despite the protests from the village of Inarajan. Residents of Malojloj are understandably upset about the decision to place the new landfill in their community and are making an effort to halt the process. It is important to realize that part of this new landfill is a sustainable solid waste program, one that incorporates recycling, composting and minimizing the waste that goes into the landfill. It is still a messy problem, but the new landfill should be far less damaging than Ordot.