Posts Tagged: Pohakuloa

Army closes Pohakuloa to hunting due to ‘vandalism’

The Army recently closed the Pohakuloa training area closed to hunting due to “vandalism, theft and destruction of government property.”   That’s a good one!  The Army takes the land by fiat, fires all manner of weapons, including depleted uranium, then accuses hunters of ‘vandalism’. >><< Updated at 1:22 p.m., Friday, December 18, 2009 Pohakuloa… Read more »

Public Hearings on Saddle Road project near Pohakuloa Training Area

Action alert from Jim Albertini on Hawai’i Island: Aloha Kakou, REMINDER There are two public hearings this week for the Saddle Rd. project on the west side of Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) through or around the military’s newly acquires 24,0000-acre Keamuku area from the 42 mile marker to the upper Rd to Kona. As part… Read more »

“Absence of proof doesn’t prove safety” – ATSDR coming under fire

The NYT article discusses the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Control Registry pattern of flawed and irresponsible investigation into the health hazard of environmental contamination.  After coming under strong criticism from government auditors, the ATSDR reversed its conclusions of “no threat” to public health in two contaminated military sites: Camp Lejeune and Vieques.   ATSDR… Read more »

Stryker brigade prepares for Iraq deployment

The article says that the Army is the “owner” of Pohakuloa, but it actually occupies Hawaiian national lands that were stolen by the U.S. Much of the land is actually leased from the State of Hawaii. >><< New-look Stryker team trains to help finish mission in Iraq By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m…. Read more »

Protest of Stryker and other live-fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA)

Press Release Monday, Oct. 5, 2009 Protest of Stryker and other live-fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 Mauna Kea State Park There will be a peaceful protest l0AM Saturday Oct. l0th at Mauna Kea State park –l mile east of the Pohakuloa main gate on Saddle Road. (Car pools will… Read more »

British coroner’s jury: DU killed soldier

British coroner’s jury: DU killed soldier Verdict raises questions for Hawaii soldiers and civilians By Alan D. Mcnarie Wednesday, September 23, 2009 2:10 PM HST As the Nuclear Regulatory Commission considers the army’s plan to leave depleted uranium shell debris in place at Pohakuloa Training Area and Schofield Barracks, it may have some new data… Read more »

NRC faced angry citizens on DU in Hawaii NRC faced angry citizens on DU in Hawaii by DLi Friday Aug 28th, 2009 11:40 AM Last night the Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a meeting in Hilo, Hawaii on the Army’s application for a license to deposit unknown amounts of Depleted Uranium(DU)at the Pohakuloa Training Area on Mauna Kea, considered by many native Hawaiians… Read more »

‘Blowing in the Wind’ – Kona speaks out against DU ‘The Answer My Friend Is Blowing In The Wind’; Depleted Uranium At Pohakuloa And How The U.S. Military Seeks To Further Contaminate The Island 27 Aug 2009 By Megan Magdalene A meeting with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Kona last night, Aug. 26, 2009, brought out concerned citizens who testified before the Commission…. Read more »

Kona residents reject finding that DU at Pohakuloa poses no health risk

Residents Just say no Army’s depleted uranium claims questioned by Chelsea Jensen West Hawaii Today Thursday, August 27, 2009 9:42 AM HST Despite a report released by the U.S. Army in July saying that depleted uranium at the Pohakuloa Training Area poses no risk to the public, Big Island residents urged the Nuclear Regulatory… Read more »

Chain Reaction: Nuclear regulators hold hearings in the Islands after the Army’s depleted uranium problem is uncovered by chance

Joan Conrow wrote this excellent piece in the Honolulu Weekly about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission public meetings in Hawai’i to take comments on the Army’s application for a permit to “possess” nuclear material, in this case, Depleted Uranium (DU), since they don’t intend to clean up the DU that contaminates O’ahu and Hawai’i island. >><<… Read more »