Protect Hawaii Keiki — Danger of Experience Pohakuloa Day!

Pohakuloa Toxins!  Protect Hawaii Keiki — Danger of Experience Pohakuloa Day!

Please pass this on to all parents of school children, teachers, etc.

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760

Phone 808-966-7622 Email website

To Hawaii Island School administrators, teachers and staff, March 27, 2024

Re: Experience Pohakuloa Day

Aloha and Mahalo for your important work of educating the students of Hawaii Island.

Experience Pohakuloa Day is set for Thursday, April 25, 2024, when school children and the public are invited to the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA). Please help circulate the Public Service Announcement below to all teachers on the island, DOE staff, and parents of school-age children about this event.

OUR ORGANIZATION ADVISES AGAINST ANY STUDENT EARTH DAY EXCURSIONS TO POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA.  We believe that an independent, comprehensive study needs to be done to determine the full extent of toxic contamination at Pohakuloa from more than 75 years of live-fire bombing involving a wide range of toxins, including Depleted Uranium radiation.  We call for a complete cleanup of the contamination before any further public events (such as Experience Pohakuloa Day) are held at Pohakuloa. Please be mindful of the Red Hill military contamination of groundwater wells on Oahu and thousands being sickened as a result.

Public Service Announcement (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 24 years in the Army Medical Corps explaining the health dangers of inhaling DU oxide dust particles, including various cancers, birth defects, and genetic damage. (See As Dr. Pang explains, especially vulnerable are young children and pregnant women.

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

Mahalo for your prompt attention to this matter.

Jim Albertini, President of Malu ‘Aina  and former Hawaii school teacher