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Two workers injured by explosion in Mākua Valley

KHON reports that two grounds maintenance workers were injured in Mākua Valley when an unexploded munition exploded: According to the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s public affairs office, two ground maintenance contractors were injured after encountering an apparent unexploded ordnance at Makua Military Reservation. It happened at around 1:45 p.m. An Army contracted medevac helicopter airlifted the… Read more »

Two news stories on recent Makua court ruling

Here are two articles citing the recent court ruling that enjoins the Army from conducting live fire training in Makua until it has completed marine environmental impact studies as required by a 2001 settlement with Malama Makua.   The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported “Army must conduct more studies on live-fire training at Makua” (June 21, 2012)…. Read more »

Court Confirms No Live-Fire Training at Mākua until Army Completes Missing Studies

For immediate release: June 21, 2012 Contact: David Henkin, Earthjustice, (808) 599-2436, ext. 6614, Sparky Rodrigues, Mālama Mākua, (808) 352-0059 Court Confirms No Live-Fire Training at Mākua until Army Completes Missing Studies Army ordered to report on progress in studying marine contamination, threats to cultural sites HONOLULU – Yesterday, U.S. District Chief Judge Susan… Read more »

Makua: Wildfires and Military Toxins

On September 28, a wildfire caused by an Army detonation of unexploded ordnance burned 100 acres in Makua Valley: A fire burned about 100 acres of the Army’s Makua Valley training range Wednesday after it was started by workers who had detonated unexploded ordnance. An Army spokesman said the detonation was part of a routine,… Read more »

Court says Army failed to test seaweed and other marine resources in Makua

The AP reports: A federal judge has ruled the Army’s study of contamination of seafood harvested near Makua Valley was satisfactory except for two ways. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway ruled the Army didn’t test seaweed and other marine life eaten by residents of the Waianae Coast to determine whether they pose health… Read more »

14th Annual Makua Sunrise Celebration

The Makua Sunrise Celebration will be held on April 24, 2011 at 6:00 am inside Makua valley. The first Makua sunrise service was held in 1997 on Easter morning on the beach at Makua.  The Marines had planned to hold an amphibious invasion exercise on Makua beach that morning.  The sunrise service included surfers and… Read more »

Chamber of Commerce chimes in on Makua decision

The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai’i has been a promoter of militarization and the U.S. takeover of Hawai’i for more than 100 years. Their website brags that two of the Chamber’s earliest achievements were: Worked to secure a treaty of reciprocity with the U.S. to admit Hawaiian export at reduced rates of duty to help… Read more »