Posts Tagged: Environmental Justice

Why We Must Protect Makua Valley

Mahalo nui to Kehau Watson for this positive editorial calling for protection of Makua. Why We Must Protect Makua Valley June 14th, 2009 by Trisha Kehaulani Watson “E mālama i ka makua, he mea laha ‘ole.” Mary Kawena Pukui explained this ‘ōlelo no‘eau to mean “parents should be cared for, for when they are gone,… Read more »

Findings of Camp Lejeune contamination study questioned

The U.S. government issued another report that concludes there is uncertainty about the link between contamination of groundwater at Camp Lejeune and diseases among the residents.  All this really proves is that the conditions in the environment and in human bodies that might affect health are so complex that science is unable to determine direct… Read more »

Another Case Confirms Agent Orange on Guam

Another case confirms AO on Guam http://guam.mvarietynews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6726:another-case-confirms-ao-on-guam&catid=1:guam-local-news&Itemid=2 Tuesday, 26 May 2009 00:14 by Mar-Vic Cagurangan |Variety News Staff ANOTHER veteran who was stationed at Andersen Air Force Base from 1962 to 1965 won his claim for disability benefits based on medical findings which showed that his illness was the result of his exposure to Agent… Read more »

Air Force expanding recreational cabins in Waimanalo?

May 3, 2009 Air Force plan to add rec cabins at Hawaii beach stirs concern Some residents against 48 new military structures, say ceded land is involved By Eloise Aguiar Advertiser Windward Writer A plan to build 48 new vacation cabins at Bellows Air Force Station has stunned many Waimanalo residents who oppose the project… Read more »

ATSDR pulls report; will there be others?

Note:  ATSDR dismissed environmental health concerns in Lualualei, Pearl Harbor and the Depleted Uranium contamination at Schofield and Pohakuloa. (1) ATSDR Withdraws Scientifically Flawed Public Health Document (2) ATSDR pulls report; will there be others? (3) US does about-face on Camp Lejeune’s tap water http://www.salem-news.com/articles/april282009/astdr_release_4-28-09.php Apr-28-2009 21:43 ATSDR Withdraws Scientifically Flawed Public Health Document Salem-News.com… Read more »

Poor communities combat military pollutants

Poor communities combat military pollutants By Charlene Muhammad Western Region Correspondent Updated Apr 21, 2009 – 12:08:30 AM Activists charge environmental racism, and genocide ‘The government will not address the health affects in communities like ours, whether it’s Black, Native American, Asian, if you live around a federal site, they’re not going to address any… Read more »

More on Somali ‘pirates': Who is the robber?

Johann Hari: You are being lied to about pirates Some are clearly just gangsters. But others are trying to stop illegal dumping and trawling Monday, 5 January 2009 Who imagined that in 2009, the world’s governments would be declaring a new War on Pirates? As you read this, the British Royal Navy – backed by… Read more »

“Several thousand” chemical munitions in “long trails” off Wai’anae

Photo: Terry Kerby/ Hawaii Undersea Research Lab A University of Hawaii deep-diving submersible examines munitions discarded five miles south of the entrance to Pearl Harbor. UH and Army scientists spent 15 days earlier this month mapping the location of munitions dumped in the ocean at a deep-sea disposal site off Oahu. Army analyzes data from… Read more »

New EPA Toxic Inventory Report released – Military sites are the four biggest lead polluters

The U.S. EPA releases its latest Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) today for the year 2007.   Toxic chemical releases in Hawai’i totaled 3 million pounds, a less than one percent increase from the previous year according to the EPA press release. The EPA press release states: The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly… Read more »

“Deny, delay, minimize, trivialize or ignore”

The AP posted a story about a House investigative report on the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), which is charged with protecting the health of communities affected by toxic contamination. According to the AP story: A House investigative report says officials from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry “deny, delay,… Read more »