Pohakuloa Water Well Contamination?

Please come in solidarity to the Sen. Kahele & Rep. Todd public forum on Wed. May 15th at UH Hilo 5:30PM UCB 100 to help hand out this leaflet.  Please come 15 min. early.  Mahalo. Jim

Pohakuloa Water Well Contamination?

What stew of military toxins are possibly in the military Pohakuloa shallow water well drilled by UH Professor Don Thomas 5 years ago? Why hasn’t the water test data ever been released?

Professor Don Thomas was asked at a public forum what toxins are in the Pohakuloa shallow water well. No response!

The military officials at Pohakuloa were asked on Feb. 6, 2019 what toxins are in the Pohakuloa shallow water well. No response!

Both Senator Kahele and Representative Todd’s staff were asked on Feb. 20, 2019 by phone and follow up emails for release of the test data of the shallow water well drilled at PTA. To date —- No response! No data has been released. Please note that both Senator Kahele and Representative Todd are on the Legislative Water committees.

Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is a 133,000-acre live-fire training base that has been shelled and bombed for 75 years by the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines and other countries as well. The last publicly released figure on the number of live-rounds fired annually at PTA was 14.8 million in 2004. PTA is now contaminated by a vast stew of military toxins – lead, Depleted Uranium radiation, perchlorate from rockets and munitions, PFAS, etc. etc. etc. Below are a few links to military toxins contaminating water supplies. And please remember, whatever we do mauka, eventually comes makai. Winds blow all around out island. Water runs down hill. People have a right to know what’s in the water. How long do we have to wait to get answers?

Military has poisoned everything’ – pollution casts shadow over New Mexico’s booming dairy industry https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/20/new-mexico-contamination-dairy-industry-pollution

The U.S. Military Is Poisoning Germany https://popularresistance.org/the-u-s-military-is-poisoning-germany/

Jim Albertini

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
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