Stars and Stripes stripes.com 11 Jan, 2021 08:00 am

Supreme Court to hear Guam’s case seeking Navy help to clean Ordot Dump

Supreme Court to hear Guam’s case seeking Navy help to clean Ordot Dump
A case, filed in 2017, says the Navy should foot the $160 million bill to remediate Ordot Dump.

Supreme Court to hear Guam’s case seeking Navy help to clean Ordot Dump Guam's quest to get the Navy to help pay a $160 million bill to clean up Ordot Dump has reached the U.Supreme Court.Supreme Court will hear arguments this spring in Guam’s quest to get the Navy to help pay to clean up a dump the service used for three decades, the court announced Friday.“Guam is left on the hook for all of the costs – more than $160 million – of cleaning up a waste site that the United States Navy itself created and then used to dump toxic wastes for decades going back to World War II,” according to Guam’s petition in October to the Supreme Court.

Guam turned to the Supreme Court to decide whether the settlement triggered that provision.“We are pleased that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear this case,” Guam Attorney General Leevin Taitano Camacho said in a statement Friday.

Read full story at stripes.com