Posts Tagged: Makua

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 »

18th Annual Mākua Valley Christmas Vigil for Peace and Restoration of the ʻĀina

Fred Dodge of Mālama Mākua announced: The 18th Annual Christmas Vigil for Peace and Restoration of the Aina will be held on December 25 at 3 PM  at the main gate of Makua Valley. This wll be followed by a potluck celebration. Please join us in celebrating this season of peace as well as showing aloha… Read more »

Marion Kelly, 1919 – 2011

Auntie Marion Kelly, a life-long activist / scholar who fought for Hawaiian sovereignty, cultural preservation and the environment, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, November 12, 2012. As an anthropologist committed to cultural survival of Kanaka Maoli, Marion was a dissenting voice on many destructive projects in Hawai’i.  In 1974, she produced an oral… 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 »

Army has no plans for live fire in Makua

The new commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific may be softening his position with regard to live fire training in Makua. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: There may be no Army live-fire training in Makua Valley for years to come, and possibly never again, the new commanding general of the U.S. Army in the… Read more »

Army’s ‘Big Lie’ in Hawai’i

Jim Albertini of Malu ‘Aina released the following message in response to the Army’s announcement that it will renege on a decision to no longer use Makua for live fire training: The Big Lie! Lt. General Francis J. Wiercinski, Commanding General U.S. Army Pacific, was quoted in an Associated Press news story on June 19,… Read more »

Army commander may renege on decision to end live fire training in Makua

As our friends in Vieques, Puerto Rico have reminded us, history has proven that we cannot believe what the military says.  The new commander of the U.S. Army Pacific may renege on the decision by his predecessor to end live fire training in Makua valley.  The AP reports: The top U.S. Army commander in the… Read more »