Fw: Marines at PTA
Below is an exchange I have had with Russ Takata and the DOH
Mahalo for your prompt reply. However, your assumption --"there is no dispersal" appears to be without basis Your assumption appears to be based on the Davy Crocket impact area and a buffer being restricted. What we do not have from you and the Army is statement, with supporting search data, that NO other DU munitions have been used at PTA. As I understand military policy, prior to 1996 DU penetrator rounds were NOT prohibited in training. In addition there may have been other DU spotting rounds besides Davy Crockett used in training at PTA and other sites in Hawaii. We have not seen any signed statements from various military branches about kinds of weapons used at PTA and other range areas in Hawaii.
Remember for years the Army said that NO DU was used in Hawaii. They have been proved wrong and exposed by peace activists, not the DOH. Please tell me the basis of your assumption that NO DU exists outside the Davy Crockett impact area.
I appreciate your offer of an exchange microR meter in March. It is useful but what we really need is 360 degree continuous monitoring around PTA with a paper trail and the real time data available to residents from home computers. Of particular concern are the spikes that may appear from such monitoring. The cost of such a system is minor compared to recent crash of the $1.2billion B-2 bomber in Guam and the $150,000 in fuel it cost each time for a bombing run from Guam to Hawaii. Ask the "King of Pork" Char Sui man himself, Dan Inouye, to provide the cash for the monitoring.
----- Original Message -----
From: Takata, Russell S.
To: Jim Albertini
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 9:16 AM
Subject: RE: Marines at PTA
Surveys subsequent to the initial scoping survey have verified DU in the expected Davy Crockett impact areas. These impact areas, including buffer zone, have been restricted for use. This includes the Marines. Therefore, there is no dispersal.
Development of air monitoring project continues.
By the way, the microR meter I loaned to you is due for calibration in March. I will provide an exchange for you next month.
From: Jim Albertini [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Fri 2/22/2008 10:00 PM
To: Takata, Russell S.
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Subject: Marines at PTA
2000 Marines from Kaneohe and Okinawa are up at PTA with their big guns. Who is monitoring for dispersal of DU if anybody?