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Ancestral landowners sue over Guam airport property

January 19, 2015

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Ancestral landowners of property being used by the Guam International Airport are suing the government.

Pacific Daily News (http://ow.ly/HAZwo ) reports the class-action lawsuit filed Friday seeks compensation for lands used by the government-run airport.

Guam law created the Ancestral Lands Commission, which returns excess federal property to its original owners or their heirs.

But the nearly 1,000 acres of property in question is still being used for the runway, terminal and other airport facilities.

The lawsuit is asking that ancestral landowners be given an opportunity to recover their land or its full value.

The lawsuit says the airport property is worth $51 million.

The Guam attorney general’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from the Associated Press Tuesday.

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Information from: Pacific Daily News: http://www.guampdn.com

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