U.S. Military Illegally
Disposes of Depleted
Uranium (DU) in Hawaii!
Malu ‘Aina calls on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and other authorities, to uphold the Hawaii State Constitution against the U.S. military polluting our islands with depleted uranium. All live-fire at bases known to contain DU must be stopped, comprehensive testing and monitoring must be implemented, including further testing of residents urine for high levels of uranium. Since the military cannot account for the hundreds, possibly thousands, of rounds of depleted uranium it used in Hawaii, it has effectively disposed of it in Hawaii. Malu ‘Aina hereby requests the Hawaii County Prosecutor, the Hawaii State Attorney General, the Director of DLNR, and the NRC to initiate an investigation of the U.S. military for violation of the Hawaii State Constitution.
On Dec. 12, 2012 the NRC will be meeting with the US Army in MARYLAND to discuss whether to issue a license for the military to possess DU in HAWAII. That meeting should be held in Hawaii, NOT MARYLAND, and the actions called for above should be ordered by the NRC. Let your voice be heard. Email the NRC Dominick.Orlando@nrc.gov. Mahalo.
DU USED IN HAWAII!
DU has been used in military training at Pohakuloa, Schofield Barracks,and possibly other sites on various islands and surrounding waters. Recently, several Big island residents – patients of 3 Medical Doctors and a Naturopathic doctor – have tested high for uranium in their urine, including levels exceeding three times the upper expected limit. Email Gary.Gill@doh.hawaii.govto investigate to determine the source of this uranium.
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII
ARTICLE XI on NUCLEAR ENERGY Section 8 states: No nuclear fission power plant shall be constructed or radioactive material disposed of in the State without the prior approval by a two-thirds vote in each house of the legislature. [Add Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]
ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS Section 9 states: Each person has the right to a clean and healthful environment, as defined by laws relating to environmental quality, including control of pollution and conservation, protection and enhancement of natural resources…
HAWAII COUNTY ACTION AGAINST THE MILITARY
On July 2, 2008, the Hawaii County Council, by a vote of 8-1, passed Resolution 639-08: Urging the US military to address the hazards of Depleted uranium at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA). Specifically, that resolution called for 8 actions including a complete halt to B-2 bombing missions and to all live-firing exercises and other activities at PTA that create dust until there is an assessment and clean up of the depleted uranium already present. None of the 8 actions called for by the Hawaii County Council have been carried out by the U.S. military.
IS THE U.S. MILITARY ABOVE THE LAW?
1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622. Email firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.malu-aina.org
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Nov. 30, 2012 – 584th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office