23 Jun 2005

Cabling plan threatens Guam archeological site

11:38 am on 23 June 2005

There is concern in Guam over a planned power laying project.

The Guam Power Authority wants to lay an underground cable along a path that threatens archaeological sites.

An Anthropology Professor, Gary Heathcote, says he fears that hundreds of burial sites will be ripped out.

He says the plan is senseless and preventable.

Professor Heathcote says proper adherence to existing mandates would prevent the wanton destruction of archaeological sites from occurring in the first place.

Our correspondent says so far the Guam Power Authority has presented no plan to work with archaeologists on the project.