Military Uses People as “Lab Rats”

Hawaii DU Site

to be Bombed!

Army to bomb known DU contaminated area on Oahu’s Schofield Barracks.

Is Pohakuloa on Big Island Next?

      According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Army will be using high explosives in known Depleted Uranium (DU) contaminated areas at Schofield Barracks on Oahu during the week of Feb. 4-11, 2014.  The NRC has given the go ahead even though the NRC said it has not completed it’s review of the Army’s air monitoring plan.  In effect, Hawaii residents and visitors are being used as lab rats for continued military experiments.

      The history of military pollution in Hawaii is epic – hundreds of polluted sites, unexploded bombs and toxins all over the place on land and sea, thousands of nuclear waste drums dumped on the ocean floor off Oahu, etc. etc. And it’s not just Hawaii. The U.S. military is the greatest polluter the world has ever known, and the so called regulators such as the NRC, instead of regulating, are complicit in this pollution and disregard for the health and safety of the people. For years the Army said it did not know that DU was used on its own live-fire ranges in Hawaii and elsewhere, so they continued to bomb those ranges. Now they admit they know DU was used. How much, they are not sure. The Army said it will do air monitoring during its bombing. But as one scientist said if you try to catch BBs with a tennis racket you are not likely to catch many. The same with the Army’s monitoring plan. If they don’t want to find anything they are not likely to look very well. The fox guarding the hen house is not likely to report any chickens missing.

      Recently two Hilo High School students were arrested for suspected terroristic threatening for setting off a small plastic bottle explosive device at the school. Now the Army can bomb known DU contaminated areas with high explosives that risk spreading the contamination around the island and beyond and that’s OK?  That’s hypocrisy and a double standard. Bombing known areas of DU contamination is criminal reckless endangering and amounts to government terrorism on its own population.

      All NRC and Army officials complicit in this approved bombing of known DU areas, should be prosecuted locally for reckless endangering and terroristic threatening and brought before an international war crimes tribunal and tried for crimes against humanity. The world is in terrible shape with unprecedented toxic pollution, climate change, etc. because the precautionary principle has not been followed. The precautionary principle states that when you do not know the full consequences of an action, error on the side of caution. It’s common sense –you do not bomb nuclear waste dumps!

      Fellow lab rats unite! Protest these reckless military actions with NRC consent.  When the NRC and the Army refuse to act in the interest of the health and safety of Hawaii’s people, then the people themselves must act. All live-fire needs to be stopped at Hawaii’s military ranges and comprehensive, independent, testing and monitoring done to determine the full extent of toxic contamination. How much DU is being dispersed from Hawaii military bases? Hold your breath! The answer is “Blowing in the Wind!”

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