Behind the fluff news articles — DU Blowing in the wind!


(Pohakuloa Training Area) “Annual event draws hundreds of students”

PTA is a 133,000-acre military training area located in the center of Hawaii Island that has been used for more than 70 years. More than 14 million live rounds are fired annually, from small arms to B-52 and B-2 bombers. The base is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins including radioactive Depleted Uranium (DU).

      The same article about the April 20 “Earth Day at PTA” appeared in the West Hawaii Today (4/22) and the Hawaii Tribune-Herald (4/23). The article said first, second, and fifth grade classes from  Connections Public Charter School attended. Also mentioned was a Saint Joseph’s second grade class and an eighth grade class from Kua O Ka La Public Charter School in Kalapana. There likely were other classes from other schools that attended besides those mentioned.. Please share this informational flyer with parents of school children. If you haven’t read the articles you can read them here –

      What the articles didn’t say is what’s important. The following Public Service Announcement was sent out to every school on the island one month in advance of the 4/20 PTA 2018 Earth Day event.

For School Officials & Teachers – Please print and post in the teacher meeting room.Please forward this message to your Parent-Teacher Association PTA, so that this important information is circulated prior to organizing ANY STUDENT EARTH DAY EXCURSIONS TO POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA

P U B L I C   S E R V I C E   A N N O U N C E M E N T  (PSA)

     Parents of young children and pregnant women are warned of the dangers of DU (Depleted Uranium) and other military toxins at the Pohakuloa Training Area!

      Please view the short video of Dr. Lorrin Pang, M.D., public health officer and retired Army Medical Corps explaining the health dangers of inhaling DU oxide dust particles (See As Dr. Pang explains, especially vulnerable are young children and pregnant women.

     Allowing children in your care to attend programs at Pohakuloa, especially during live fire training, unnecessarily puts them at risk. Mahalo. For more information, contact Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action, P.O. Box 489, Kurtistown, HI 96760. Tel. (808) 966-7622.”

      Also important, but missing from the news articles was this important fact: At 9:18AM on Friday, April 20, 2018 a Malu ‘Aina certified calibrated radiation monitor hit 68 Counts per minute (CPM) outside the main gate of PTA, 2-3 times background levels.

      Between 30-50 people demonstrated from 8:30-10:30AM outside the PTA Earth Day event on Friday, April 20, 2018. See

Are DU Oxide Dust Particles Blowing in the Wind?

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