Fw: HI Legislature : Depleted Uranium Bills

Please submit a brief statement of support for HB 2076.  Email testimony to  testimony@capitol.hawaii.gov  Shannon Rudolph says --   please drop a short, (or long) note of testimony to the above address. (must include bill #, date, room #, and committees)
 please forward to friends and visitors. please submit testimony by wed. thanks!
HB 2076: Thursday, Feb. 14th, 11:00am, Rm. # 309

Public Safety and Military Affairs Committee
Energy and Environmental Protection Committee
Health Committee

  See my testimony below.  Mahalo.
Jim

Support for HB 2076

Hearing: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 11AM Rm #309

Public Safety and Military Affairs Committee
Energy and Environmental Protection Committee
Health Committee


Aloha Chairs: Reps. Evans, Morita, Green, and Committee Members,

I urge you to please support and strengthen HB2076.

1. The full extent of Military radiation contamination at Hawaii live-fire ranges is unknown. Given the history of military deception, the extent of contamination is likely to be much greater than what's been admitted to date.

2. Military radiation contamination has been confirmed at Schofield Barracks and Pohakuloa Training Area. All present and former live-fire ranges could be conaminated and should be tested for contamination.

3. Military radiation contamination, especially with depleted uranium (DU) munitions, pose significant hazards from inhalation.

4. Air monitoring should be established 360 degrees around confirmed sites to see if the radiation is moving off site. The monitoring should be continuous with a paper trail and available to citizens in real-time via home computers. It is the spikes of elevated radiation that are a particular concern. Scientific studies have confirmed DU moving more than 26 miles off site in Albany, NY.

5. Senator Daniel Inouye should assist with providing federal funds to deal with a federal problem. However, there should be transparent independent testing of not only the air, but water and soil. Afterall, the U.S. military is spending $2 billion a day. There should be funds available to see if citizens are being conaminated by their own radioactive weapons.

6. There should be an immediate halt to all live-fire and any activity that creates dust at all ranges where radiation has been confirmed, since such activities could result in the spread of airborn particles which are particularly hazardous if inhaled.

Mahalo for your concern and assistance in this matter.

Jim Albertini, taro farmer and peace activist

P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawaii 96870

808-966-7622 email ja@interpac.net

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 1:30 PM
Subject: HI Legislature : Depleted Uranium Bills

aloha..
FYI: here are all of the depleted uranium bills in the legislature this year. 1st ones are being heard on thurs. feb. 14th. some are stuck in committees.
i know, its pretty over-whelming. please send email testimony, or show up in person if you can.    .... and please forward. thanks!
love, shannon


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1. HB1046    HB1046 Status   
Context:  HB1046 Report Title: Depleted Uranium ; Health Effects; Environmental Impact � Description: to depleted uranium . �Establishes a task force to study the health effects of ... depleted uranium exposure. �Requires an environmental impact study on storage and disposal ...of depleted uranium munitions on Oahu . �
Filesize: 20484
Electronic File Date: 1/22/2007 6:52:54 PM

2. SB1708    SB1708 Status   
Context:  SB1708 Report Title: Depleted Uranium ; Health Effects; Environmental Impact � Description: to depleted uranium . �Establishes a task force to study the health effects of ... depleted uranium exposure. �Requires an environmental impact study on storage and disposal ...of depleted uranium munitions on Oahu . �
Filesize: 20505
Electronic File Date: 1/23/2007 6:16:58 PM

3. SB1708 SD1    SB1708 Status   
Context:  SB1708 SD1 Report Title: Depleted Uranium ; Health Effects; Environmental Impact � Description: to depleted uranium .� Establishes a task force to study the health effects of ... depleted uranium exposure.� Requires an environmental impact study on storage and disposal ...of depleted uranium munitions on Oahu. � (SD1) �
Filesize: 19337
Electronic File Date: 2/15/2007 1:25:52 PM

4. HB1575    HB1575 Status   
Context:  HB1575 Report Title: Depleted Uranium ; Health Effects; Environmental Impact � Description: to depleted uranium . �Establishes a task force to study the health effects of ... depleted uranium exposure. �Requires an environmental impact study on storage and disposal ...of depleted uranium munitions on Oahu .
Filesize: 20359
Electronic File Date: 1/23/2007 6:34:22 PM

5. SB1707    SB1707 Status   
Context:  SB1707 Report Title: Depleted Uranium ; Health Effects; Environmental Impact � Description: to depleted uranium . �Establishes a task force to study the health effects of ... depleted uranium exposure. �Requires an environmental impact study on storage and disposal ...of depleted uranium munitions on Oahu .
Filesize: 20379
Electronic File Date: 1/23/2007 6:16:00 PM

6. HB2061    HB2061 Status   
Context:  HB2061 Report Title: Depleted Uranium ; Health Effects � Description: SECTION 1.� The legislature finds that the chemical and radiological toxicity of depleted uranium has been a reported cause of kidney dysfunction, lung damage, to information for returning veterans on health screening tests for exposure to depleted uranium. ���� SECTION 2.� Chapter 321, Hawaii requires otherwise: ���� "Department" means the department of health. ���� "Depleted uranium " means uranium containing less uranium-235 than the naturally-occurring distribution of
Filesize: 19824
Electronic File Date: 1/11/2008 6:45:34 PM

7. SB2114    SB2114 Status   
Context:  SB2114 Report Title: Depleted Uranium ; Health Effects � Description: SECTION 1.� The legislature finds that the chemical and radiological toxicity of depleted uranium has been a reported cause of kidney dysfunction, lung damage, to information for returning veterans on health screening tests for exposure to depleted uranium. ���� SECTION 2.� Chapter 321, Hawaii requires otherwise: ���� "Department" means the department of health. ���� "Depleted uranium " means uranium containing less uranium-235 than the naturally-occurring distribution of
Filesize: 19810
Electronic File Date: 1/16/2008 5:07:14 PM

8. HB1452 SD1    HB1452 Status   
Context:  HB1452 SD1 Report Title: Depleted Uranium ; Mandatory Soil Samples; Schofield Barracks � Description: SECTION 1.� Depleted uranium has special toxic properties when used as weaponry.� When used ...as armor piercing projectiles, depleted uranium munitions are exploded, burst into flames and vaporize.� mutations which can lead to cancers, infertility, and birth defects.� ���� Depleted uranium weaponry has been found at Schofield Barracks.� An email message
Filesize: 18622
Electronic File Date: 3/22/2007 6:28:32 PM

9. SB1708 SD1 SSCR430    SB1708 Status   
Context:  access for military personnel to a health screening test for exposure to depleted uranium and to establish a task force to study the health effects ...associated with exposure to depleted uranium , which requires an environmental impact study purposes of conducting an environmental study of the scope and adequacy of depleted uranium storage and disposal in Hawaii and compiling a report on the ...training received by members of the military on exposure to depleted uranium .
Filesize: 9167
Electronic File Date: 2/15/2007 1:25:34 PM

10. HB2076    HB2076 Status   
Context:  HB2076 Report Title: Depleted Uranium ; Air Sampling � Description: RELATING TO DEPLETED URANIUM . � � legislature finds that a public health hazard exists from the use of depleted uranium munitions.� The legislature acknowledges current efforts by the United States ...Army to collect data and conclude whether depleted uranium is being spread within and outside the
Filesize: 15458
Electronic File Date: 2/8/2008 10:19:48 AM

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11. HB2072    HB2072 Status   
Context:  HB2072 Report Title: Hazardous Materials; Veterans Exposed to Depleted Uranium � Description: a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows : ���� "�363-���� Depleted uranium ; assistance; no state funds; certification to legislature; or ���� (3)� Has reason to believe that the person had been exposed to depleted uranium , to obtain information on available federal treatment services, ...including a best practice health screening test for exposure to depleted uranium using
Filesize: 15508
Electronic File Date: 1/11/2008 6:50:48 PM

12. HB1452 HD1    HB1452 Status   
Context:  HB1452 HD1 Report Title: Depleted Uranium ; Mandatory Soil, Air, and Water Samples � Description: to be appropriately designated and to read as follows: �Part� .� TESTS FOR DEPLETED URANIUM . ���� �321-���� Soil, air, and water samples ...required; depleted uranium.� The department of health shall take soil samples within state at least once every three months to monitor the level of depleted uranium contamination. ���� �321-���� Rulemaking.� The director
Filesize: 14800
Electronic File Date: 3/2/2007 5:34:36 PM

13. HB1452 SD1 SSCR1520    HB1452 Status   
Context:  of this measure is to test Schofied Barracks for detectable traces of depleted uranium weapon use by using established authority and following military regulations. Your Committee finds that there is a public concern with regard to depleted uranium in this State. �Internal United States Army correspondence indicate the ...presence of depleted uranium at Schofield Barracks.� The United States military uses depleted uranium in upon particle size, phase, and wind conditions.� If internalized, depleted uranium may cause scarring, fibrosis, and genetic mutations which can
Filesize: 6921
Electronic File Date: 4/3/2007 5:56:20 PM

14. HB1452 SD1 SSCR1240    HB1452 Status   
Context:  bases at least once every three months to monitor the levels of depleted uranium contamination . � Adjutant General and the Department of Health. � ���� Your Committees find that depleted uranium has special toxic properties when used as weaponry and is considered health risks to Hawaii's residents and visitors. � ���� Your Committees further find that depleted uranium weaponry has been found at Schofield Barracks, making it the in the measure requiring air, soil, and water sampling and testing for depleted uranium at all military bases and narrowing the scope of the soil
Filesize: 9112
Electronic File Date: 3/22/2007 6:28:08 PM

15. HB1452    HB1452 Status   
Context:  HB1452 Report Title: Depleted uranium ; mandatory soil samples � Description: be appropriately designated and to read as follows: �Part� .� SOIL TEST FOR DEPLETED URANIUM . ���� �321-���� Soil samples required.� The department of of depleted uranium contamination.� Soil samples shall be taken around the perimeter of
Filesize: 15612
Electronic File Date: 1/23/2007 11:59:32 AM

16. HB1452 HSCR493    HB1452 Status   
Context:  bases at least once every three months to monitor the levels of depleted uranium contamination. � there is not sufficient information relating to the presence and detection of depleted uranium in the State and of the dangers of depleted uranium and its
Filesize: 7257
Electronic File Date: 2/15/2007 12:37:08 PM

17. STAND    HB1452 Status   
Context:  bases at least once every three months to monitor the levels of depleted uranium contamination. � ���� The Democratic Party of Maui,
Filesize: 6702
Electronic File Date: 3/2/2007 5:33:40 PM

     

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