EPA COMPUTERS IN PACIFIC ISLANDS SAID MORE VULNERABLE THAN OTHER REGIONS

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WASHINGTON D.C. (May 27, 1999 - Year 2000 Law Report)---Computers in Pacific island territories belonging to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may be hard hit by the Y2K problem, an agency official said last week.

Michael Ardito, a chemical emergency preparedness coordinator for EPA Region IX, said offices in the South Pacific territories reported in March that their systems had not been adjusted to deal with year 2000 related-problems, including 911 systems.

Ardito spoke at the annual conference of the National Association of SARA Title III Program Officials (NASTTPO).

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EPA COMPUTERS IN PACIFIC ISLANDS SAID MORE VULNERABLE THAN OTHER REGIONS

Computers in Pacific island territories belonging to the Environmental Protection Agency may be hard hit by the Y2K, an agency official said last week.

Michael Ardito, chemical emergency preparedness coordinator for EPA Region IX, said offices in the South Pacific territories reported in March that their systems had not been adjusted to deal with year 2000 related-problems. Those offices reported that many systems are not adjusted for year 2000, including 911 systems, he noted. He spoke here at the annual conference of the National Association of SARA Title III Program Officials (NASTTPO).

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