Brief report on Sen. Kai Kahele & Rep. Chris Todd’s Town hall meeting at UHH Wed. May 15th

Brief report on Sen. Kai Kahele & Rep. Chris Todd’s Town hall meeting at UHH Wed. May 15th

Kai Kahele & Chris Todd’s Town hall meeting was boring, BORING!!!!!!!!
They went on and on and on for over an hour and a half reporting on money the
Leg appropriated. from 5:30-till after7pm The meeting was going to end
at 7:30. Finally about 7:05 I spoke up “PLEASE LET THE PEOPLE SPEAK.”
So there was 25 min of Q&A with some of their plants in the audience
leading the way. But I did zing them pretty good about failing to speak
up about the military Special Ops intrusion into out parks, coastal
waters and shorelines, Kai bringing in the three F-22 Raptor planes
(False Gods of metal) at Hilo airport for tours and worship ceremonies,
and not being there to uphold our right of free speech. And then
especially the PTA water well issue — no testing results after nearly 6
years. Kai arrived at the meeting together with Greg Flemming, Deputy
PTA commander. They knew they were going to be put on the hot seat
because I talked to his staff. So Kai gave his pro military, Proud
American military spiel, noting his dad had worked at PTA for 34 years as head of public works, and left
Flemming take the heat on no water test results. Flemming said the
military wants the results too (Yeah right! Ignorance is bliss) Anyway I think the issue
got out. I handed out leaflets to all there –about 75. Some young
Hawaiian students from Keaukaha were good against the rocket launch
site. The only
other public official present was Sue Leeloy. I had plenty of signs but
no one to hold them. I held signs outside and handed out leaflets to
people as they arrived. (See below)

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 an 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

The U.S. Military Is Poisoning Germany

Jim Albertini

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622. Email:

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