According to your Aug. 12 edition, the governor has allotted close to $2 million for a contract to clean up toxic materials stored in the Tinian Department of lands and Natural Resources compound.
Would you please ask your reporter to find out exactly what toxic wastes were stored at the DLNR compound. How long have the toxic wastes been stored there? How much was stored there? Was it properly stored? Was the Bureau of Environment and Coastal Quality aware of toxic wastes being stored at the DLNR compound?
Most importantly, has an independent contractor studied the site to determine if $2 million is actually necessary, now that the area has been burned? There are so many unfinished projects on Tinian where those funds might be put to better use, like providing infrastructure to the West San Jose Village Homestead.
Don A. Farrell
Marpo Heights, Tinian