County officials notified on DU unethical experimentation, new PTA construction, etc.

Aloha kakou,

I was in Hilo this AM (Wednesday, July 25, 2018) to make copies of this weeks peace vigil leaflet, etc.  Afterward, I went to the the following:

  1. county council hearing on the Hamakua Community Development Plan.  Since Pohakuloa is in the Hamakua District, I put on record –the leaflet on DU Human Experimentation, notice of new Pohakuloa construction and calling for independent investigation of possible DU contamination as well as lead, asbestos, etc.  before demolition of old buildings, and the protest flyer for Aug. 1 (all below)
  2. Ran into Blake Watson of Councilwoman Jen Ruggles office so gave him a set of above and also alerted him to county council reso 639-08 that passed on July 2, 2008 calling for stopping all live fire at PTA and 7 other actions, none of which have been done.
  3. Delivered the same 3 documents to the Mayor’s office, Parks and Rec that manages Mauna Kea Park, and County Prosecutor Mitch Roth’s office alerting them to the fact that on numerous occasions we have detected high radiation spike readings outside of PTA, and at Mauna Kea Park which is now in County hands.  Spoke to staff in all of the above


— Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 email visit us on the web at sign up on our website to automatically receive our posts

Military Pohakuloa Bombing:

Unethical DU Human Experimentation

      The 133,000-acre Military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), located in the center of Hawaii island is contaminated with Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation and a wide range of military toxins from 75 years of live-fire training by all branches of the US military and training by foreign countries. High Explosives turns DU metal into DU oxide dust particles that can be carried long distances by the wind and when inhaled is the most deadly form of radiation (causing cancers and genetic damage) according to Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD, MPH who spent 24 years in the Army Medical Corps. Dr. Pang gave a community presentation on July 9, 2018 on “DU Human Experimentation.” where he compared the military bombing of DU contaminated Pohakuloa to unethical human experimentation condemned by the Nuremberg war crime trials following WWII for which some Nazis were hung. A video of his presentation DU & Unethical Human Experimentation can be viewed here: Dr. Pang’s Power Point slides can be viewed here

      According to the Nuremberg principles, if experiments have known bad effects and are still carried out that constitutes a crime. If there is doubt, bad effects are not intentional, or those conducting the experiments think they are safe, the experiments still require informed consent, both individual and community consent. There can be no coercion. And the individual has the right to opt out. The majority (community) cannot over rule the individual, and national security, science, etc. cannot be used to override the right of informed consent.

      Citizen radiation monitoring has detected radiation spikes well above background radiation levels outside PTA on many occasions, including Mauna Kea Park, where many who travel the improved Saddle Road stop for picnics, use the restrooms and the children’s play area. DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years. Please view Dr. Pang’s short video on the health dangers of inhaling DU oxide dust particles. Once inhaled DU oxide particles stay in the body for decades.

Where is the Informed Consent? Stop the Bombing!

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July 27, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 879th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office


Testimony needed on Pohakuloa new construction

Published by jalbertini on July 24th, 2018 in Hawaii Independence, Military, Pohakuloa, Public Events, Radiation, Social Justice, Take Action!.

Major construction planned for the military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA)

Link for EA at Pohakuloa $210 million in new construction

Deadline for comments is Aug. 7th. I would think at a minimum, before any demolition of those 123 existing buildings, there should be an independent thorough check for DU and other toxins from 75 years of military live-fire. Especially since we recorded numerous above background radiation readings just outside the main gate over the past 10 years. There should be a full EIS not simply an EA. There are lots of issues that should be addressed. But the biggest issue is that Pohakuloa is stolen lands and Pohakuloa is part of illegal US occupation.

See the draft EA here

Comments should be sent to

or Directorate of PublicWorks, Environmental Division (IMHW-PWE), attn: Lisa Graham 947 Wright Ave. Wheeler Army Airfield, Schofield Barracks, HI 96857-5013

Mahalo. Jim Albertini



For people, plants, and animals, air, land and sea, and FOR SOVEREIGNTY!


Wednesday, Aug. 1st

10AM – 12 Noon

Pohakuloa Main Gate

Carpools leave Hilo 9AM. Meet at Komohana & Saddle Rd.

From June 27 until Aug. 2, 2018 some 26 nations (including Israel for the first time) will participate in RIMPAC war games on land, sea and air in and around Hawaii.  Participating will be 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.  The war exercises include bombing and shelling the Pohakuloa Training Area in the center of Hawaii Island.

Please pass the word! Mahalo.

For more information contact: Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760

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