June 27, 2008 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet
Military Radiation Pollution
at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA)
The military has confirmed that depleted uranium (DU) spotting rounds for the Davy Crockett nuclear weapon system have been used at Schofield Barracks, the Pohakuloa Training Area, and possibly Makua Valley between 1962 and 1968. Questions remain: have other DU spotting rounds and the more hazardous DU armor penetrating rounds been used as well? Malu Aina has reasons to believe that the military is involved in a radiation coverup in Hawaii.
The Hawaii County Council will be hearing Resolution 639-08 Urging the U.S. Military to address the hazards of depleted uranium (DU) at the Pohakuloa Training Area. The hearing is set for Wednesday, July 2nd 8:30 AM at the Council room on the 2nd floor of the Hilo Ben Franklin building. Testimony can be presented orally and/or in writing (17 copies needed). Testimony can be orally presented via video from Waimea and Kona.
Call and/or email Hawaii County council members and urge their support resolution 639-08. A growing number of people feel it is time to stop all live-fire and shut down PTA and get to the root of the problem as called for by long-time sovereignty activist Soli Niheu: "Rid Hawaii nei of the U.S.A."
Call 961-8225. Email: "angel pilago" <KAPILAGO@co.hawaii.hi.us>, "Bob Jacobson" <email@example.com>, "Brenda Ford" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Dominic Yagong" <email@example.com>, "Donald Ikeda" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "emily naeole" <email@example.com>, "john yoshimoto" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Pete Hoffmann" email@example.com
Stopping all live-fire at PTA is a key issue. Any live-fire risks spreading the radiation contamination. There needs to be a thorough independent assessment and clean-up of the contamination. Council chair Pete Hoffmann has prepared an amendment to delete the call for a complete halt to all live firing at PTA which is the heart of the matter. Don't let this happen!
Health Issues related to Depleted Uranium (DU) by Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD
Lorrin Pang, MD, MPH (speaking as a private citizen), was born and raised in Hawaii, and is Retired Army Medical Corp, Best Doctors of America list 2006-8, Consultant to the World Health organization (WHO) since 1986, Consultant Glaxo Smith Kline
"... Just as smoking affects the primary user as well as those inhaling second hand smoke, the airborne products of DU burning remain suspended for long periods and travel great distances in the atmosphere. We do not know all the toxicity of the airborne DU products (nano-toxicity) but some forms (DU oxides) we do know can persist in the body for decades. When internalized DU emits the most dangerous type of radiation, alpha radiation. Animals with implanted alpha emitters have shown high cancer rates and birth defects - which can pass on to subsequent, UNEXPOSED generations.
1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination: anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Ola`a (Kurtistown),
Hawai`i 96760. Phone (808) 966-7622 Email firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.malu-aina.org
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (June 27, 2008 - 354th week) - Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post