March 23, 2017 Radiation Monitoring across from Pohakuloa Training Area main gate
Ron Fujiyoshi, Danny Li, Donald Wessels, and myself spent more than 3 hours doing radiation monitoring fronting the main gate at the Pohakuloa Training Area on Thursday, March 23rd. During that time heavy artillery live fire was taking place with huge dust clouds formed by the explosions. In addition aerial burst of a bright white nature were also taking place, which could have been white phosphorus weapons.
During that time frame, under moderate trade wind conditions, our radiation monitors picked up several radiation spikes in the 60s Counts Per Minute (CPM) rage. One at 70 CPM. A reading at Mauna Kea Park hit 88 CPM. Normal background readings are in the 5-20 CPM range.
Next week fighter jets from the Hawaii air national guard and 5 other states are due to begin bombing at Pohakuloa. A protest at the Pohakuloa main gate is planned for 10AM-2PM on Wednesday, March 29th. Car pools from the Hilo side will leave Komohana and Saddle rd. at 9AM. Bring all weather gear, sun screen, a brown bag lunch, and water. And please pass the word to others. It is our responsibility to protest this desecration of Hawaii’s sacred aina. Mahalo. Jim Albertini