Dangers of Experience Pohakuloa! May 13, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

 Dangers of Experience Pohakuloa!

May be an image of 9 people, people standing, outdoors and text that says 'Science Exhibits Static Displays Military Equipment EXPERIENCE POHAKULOA us Army garrison Open House Public Welcome May 12, 2022 Environment. Education. Community. Pohakuloa ESM raining Arca 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call (808) 969-2402or email jeffrey.a.cunningham.civ@army.mil'

      All who visit the Pohakuloa TOXIC Area (PTA) need to be aware of the dangers of war dust. See https://www.cnn.com/…/military-exposure-burn…/index.html PTA has many war toxins blowing in the wind from more than 70 years of weapons training in the center of Hawaii Island.   A very dangerous one is Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide particles. DU oxide involves alpha radiation and can be deadly when small particles are inhaled. It can enter the lymph system and lodge in various organs causing cancer. DU has a half-life of 4.5 Billion years. Our organization especially recommends that young children NOT enter PTA.

      Millions of live rounds are fired annually at PTA. PTA is a training ground for conventional and nuclear war. B-52 and B-2 strategic nuclear bombers fly from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam to bomb PTA. DU oxide dust particles can be re-suspended in the air by ongoing live-fire training explosions at PTA, strong winds that are frequent in the Saddle region, and any kind of movement (disturbances) in the area. More small particles can be created from larger chunks of the material with the use of conventional weapons. 

      We first picked up high radiation readings on 2 monitors at Mauna Kea park on May 29, 2007, the day of the New Saddle Rd. dedication with strong winds coming off PTA from the south blowing toward the park.   This was before the military officially acknowledged DU had been used at PTA after years of repeatedly denying its use.

      Remember that the US Military is the greatest polluter on the planet. It is the largest consumer of oil and the largest emitter of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). For the PTA website to claim that the Army provides “environmental and cultural stewardship” reminds me of Nazis during the Nuremberg trials claiming “Auschwitz was a family camp.”



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anti-Russian, etc.
5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

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