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April 28, 2023 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

Pohakuloa & Red Hill Toxins!

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A federal grand jury is conducting a criminal investigation into the Red Hill fuel spills that sickened thousands of Hawaii families.…/federal-grand-jury-is…/

Meanwhile, in Hawaii County, it doesn’t look like any criminal investigation of Pohakuloa Toxins will be happening here. A picture speaks a thousand words.

                        PTA Commander Kevin Cronin &  County Prosecutor Kelden B.A. Waltjen.  Photo from  PTA Facebook page 

      On April 20, 2023, schoolchildren from around Hawaii  attended “Experience Pohakuloa Day.”     Is Du blowing in the wind?     

      The truth is the Military’s Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is the largest toxic site on Hawaii Island. PTA is 133,000 acres in size, more than 4 times the size of Kaho’olawe, and as big as the island of Guam. PTA is located in the center of Hawaii Island at an elevation of 6500 feet. Strong winds frequently blow through Pohakuloa carrying military toxins, like Depleted Uranium radiation (DU) oxide particles, around the island. Inhaling DU alpha dust particles is the most dangerous form of radiation. This is according to Hawaii resident, Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD who spent 24 years in the Army Medical Corps and has been listed among America’s Best Doctors. See Dr. Pang’s 17-minute video on DU dangers here – Dr. Pang explains especially vulnerable are young children and pregnant women. Just like from Red Hill military contaminated water on Oahu, at Camp Lejeune, etc., etc.

      The Hawaii County Council passed resolution 639-08 on July 2, 2008, by a vote of 8-1 that called for 8 actions, including stopping all live fire at PTA, comprehensive independent testing and monitoring, and clean up of DU present at Pohakuloa.  None of the 8 actions called for have been done.  The military has ignored the county’s call to action for 15 years. Millions of live rounds continue to be fired annually at PTA.

Challenge the Military Big Lie: “Pohakuloa is Safe!”

Aloha ‘Aina! Bomb Pohakuloa No More!

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Photos from April 20, 2023 “Experience Pohakuloa Day” protest outside the main gate of TOXIC PTA

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Photos from April 20, 2023 “Experience Pohakuloa Day” protest outside the main gate of PTA

From what we observed, seven schools of approximately 100 schools on Hawaii Island attended: Waiakea HS, Kaumana Elementary, Youth Challenge Academy, Kealakehe High School, Connections Charter School, and two additional schools whose names are not clear (one from Kona side, the other from Hilo side).  Perhaps up to 200 cars also entered the base between 8:30 and 11:30 AM .  Our radiation monitor hit 74 CPM during the protest

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