SB 3049 for monitoring of Fukushima radiation in Hawaii

FYI Testimony below.  Testimony needs to be submitted by 1PM Thursday, Feb. 6th

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Subject: Submitted testimony for SB3049 on Feb 7, 2014 13:15PM
Date: 5 Feb 2014 21:45:34 -1000

SB3049 on Fukushima radiation monitoring in Hawaii
Submitted on: 2/5/2014
Testimony for HTH/ENE on Feb 7, 2014 13:15PM in Conference Room 229

Submitted By Organization Testifier Position Present at Hearing
Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Support No

Comments: Aloha Senators, Our organization supports this bill. It will provide Hawaii residents with much needed information about possible effects from Fukushima. I would also suggest that included in this bill be a provision for DU soil and air testing to be done at Mauna Kea State Park, adjacent to Pohakuloa where citizen radiation monitors have detected above background radiation on several occasions. More thorough testing is needed. The park is located approximately 1 mile from where the military has confirmed DU spotting rounds have been fired. The air monitoring should be run for weeks with proper very fine filter size. In addition we need to know the wind conditions (strength and direction) 24 hours before the sample is taken – and during the sampling if we are sampling longer than 6 hours at a time. Also we need a report of the dust making activities at PTA going on at the time of sampling. The lab results, the dust activity log and wind results should ideally be gathered independently with each group’s activity blinded to the results of the other groups until a final transparent analysis. The testing protocols should be created with community participation in a manner that is transparent and will insure the confidence of the community. Thank you for your consideration in adding this aspect to the radiation testing of this bill. Jim Albertini, president of Malu ‘Aina