Oil firm fined for underreporting Guam pollution
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The Shell oil company in Guam has been fined for violating a US federal environmental law. In July we reported that the US Environmental Protection Agency had ordered the multinational oil company clean up its facility in Guam's west. A survey of the area uncovered contaminated groundwater, which has the potential to leak into nearby rivers and the ocean.
With the facility due to be sold, the agency raised its concerns that the vital clean-up of hazardous waste may be neglected.
Presenter: Geraldine Coutts
Speaker: Dean Higuchi, US Environmental Protection Agency's Pacific office in Hawaii