22 Nov 2016

American Samoa hopes for US Defence change of heart

From , 6:03 am on 22 November 2016

There are hopes in American Samoa that the United States Department of Defense will change its stance and help with the restoration of a former army fuel storage site that has contaminated soils.

The American Samoa Power Authority wants to put sanitation and water supply systems through the area at Aua on Tutuila but its executive director, Utu Abe Malae, told Don Wiseman something has to be done about the contaminated ground first.

Pago Pago Harbour, American Samoa

Pago Pago Harbour, American Samoa Photo: AFP / Michael Runkel / Robert Harding Premium