“Hazards of military Depleted Uranium” the topic of webcast

The activists from Moku o Keawe (Hawai’i island) are organizing a webcast of an interview with Dr. Lorrin Pang on the hazards of depleted uranium contamination.  Here’s an excerpt from an email from Jim Albertini:

The Hazards of military Depleted Uranium (DU) in Hawaii will be the topic of the Big Island Live Broadcasting Network (BILB) as it launches its premier broadcast via the internet on www.bigislandlive.com. 5:00 – 6:00 PM, Saturday, August 1st. There will be a live interview with the state’s leading authority on Depleted Uranium (DU), Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD. The public and press will have the unique opportunity to ask Dr. Pang questions and become more educated about DU found at the Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island. The live show will be aired on www.bigislandlive.com and phone calls with questions will be taken at (808) 987-8610.

Depleted Uranium, and its hazard to the residents of Hawaii, has been an issue for the last four years since its discovery on Oahu. In July, 2008, the Hawaii County Council passed Resolution # 639-08 calling for the Army to halt all live-fire training on the Big Island until there is an assessment and clean up of the depleted uranium already present. The military has never stopped live-fire exercises and refused attempts by the state’s leading authorities to be involved in the DU testing/assessment. DU expert, Dr. Pang, states that the type of testing being done up on the mountain would not show the presence of the type of DU that would be a threat and further testing is necessary to truly assess the risk factor on the mountain. To watch a short trailer of the interview, follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beZZoCanpm0 BILB Network programming will be aired on the internet, cable-TV and on Public Access stations throughout the state.

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