Dec, 9, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Mauna Loa Lava Flow & Pohakuloa Military Toxins!

     If the Mauna Loa Lava flow moves further west into the main portion of the Military Pohakuloa Training Area — there is the potential for a massive military toxic burn pit spread of contamination.

     The Mauna Loa lava flow is still heading north toward Saddle Rd.  If the flow continues, at some point it will turn either most likely right (east toward Hilo) or left (west toward the main portion of the Pohakuloa Military base).  It will not continue north — uphill toward Mauna Kea.  Actually, the flow is already in the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) base on the easternmost portion of the 133,000-acre base within 2 miles of the Saddle Rd. and a little over 3 miles from the 55,000-acre “Impact Area” of Pohakuloa (PTA) where tens of millions of live rounds have been fired over the past 75 years.  All sorts of weapon systems, both ground and air have been used at PTA, containing a wide range of high explosives and toxins, including lead, Depleted Uranium (DU), etc.  All of PTA may contain munitions, but if a lava flow enters this impact area, it could create a very large military toxic burn pit.  Toxic fumes could endanger military personnel, and residents, and visitors of Hawaii Island, and perhaps beyond Hawaii Island.  In such an event, there should be extensive independent (not military) air monitoring for toxic particulate matter, and advance warning for evacuations.  Allowing the military to do the monitoring would be like letting the fox be in charge of the hen house. 

     Depleted Uranium metal when hit with high explosives burns and turns into small Depleted Uranium oxide particles that can be easily inhaled.  These particles once inside the body can cause various cancers and genetic damage affecting generations to come. President Biden attributes the burn pit toxins of the Mideast wars to his son’s unusual brain tumor and death.  Too bad that we have to wait for a prominent politician’s tragedy to highlight the threat to common people – but better late than never. 

     Watch the short 14 min video on Pohakuloa –Now that you know, do you care? to learn about Pohakuloa and the serious hazards of Depleted Uranium.  Click on the link

Tutu Pele: Please Cleanse & Shut Down Pohakuloa Gently!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject violence & war as solutions. 3. Defend civil liberties.
4. Oppose all discrimination: anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, anti-Black, anti-Asian, anti-Russian, etc.
5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

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