GUAM RESIDENTS PROTEST U.S. MILITARY'S HAZARDOUS WASTES

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HAGÅTÑA, Guam (November 23, 1999 – Radio Australia)---Guam residents are holding a series of lunchtime protests this week, to voice their concern about the amount of hazardous waste left unattended by the U.S. military.

A spokesperson for the group, former Guam Senator Angel Santos, said it wants to highlight the federal government's alleged failure to protect the community from exposure to cancer-causing PCBs.

Mr. Santos said recent tests on fish from the Agana River show high concentrations of toxic chemicals, believed to have come from an old Navy power plant.

The group's current activities are planned to conclude with a rally outside the U.S. Navy's capital office on Friday.

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