Community Press Conference OUTSIDE PTA main gate
Tuesday, Aug. 31st at 1:15PM
further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622
There will be a press conference outside the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) main gate on Tuesday, Aug. 31st at 1:15PM The press conference will raise questions about the “By Invitation ONLY” meeting inside Pohakuloa at 2PM on the Depleted Uranium (DU) contamination from military training. Questions will include: Why wasn’t the meeting held in the community on the Hilo and Kona sides of the island and open to the public? Why won’t the military participate in balance public community forums on the issue of DU? Why have questions hand delivered to the military in 2007 about DU contamination not yet been answered? Was air monitoring done during the recent fires around PTA to detect possible airborne DU? If so, were .45 micron or smaller air filters used? How have Army air sampling plans changed since the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) found the Army’s plans deficient earlier this year? When will all live-fire and other activities that create dust be stopped and the DU cleaned up at PTA?
A community forum on DU is being held on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 from 7-9PM at the Keaau Community Center. The event is free and open to the public. The Army was invited to participate but once again declined an invitation from Malu ‘Aina, sponsor of the event.
There will be a peaceful protest of the Army’s “By Invitation Only” meeting outside the PTA main gate from 1-3PM. Everyone is invited!
Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760
Visit us on the web at: www.malu-aina.org