Army Helicopters on Hawai`i Island Mountains

by Cory Harden Sierra Club is calling for a Federal Environmental Impact Statement for high-altitude Army helicopter training proposed for Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Some Hawai’i Island residents are calling for a Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) meeting in Hilo. The Army is seeking a permit with no public meetings, though the … Read moreArmy Helicopters on Hawai`i Island Mountains

DECISION PENDING ON DEPLETED URANIUM

by Cory Harden Petitioners challenging an Army application for a license to possess depleted uranium (DU) are awaiting a decision from the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on standing and contention admissibility.  The petitioners are Jim Albertini (Mlu Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action), Cory Harden (a Moku … Read moreDECISION PENDING ON DEPLETED URANIUM

DEPLETED URANIUM AT POHAKULOA

by Cory Harden We urge residents to attend upcoming Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) meetings on radioactive depleted uranium (DU) at Pohakuloa and call for: Cease fire – Stop live fire and dummy bombing until the NRC license process is complete. Fund independent testing – Have air monitoring run by non-government groups, but funded by the … Read moreDEPLETED URANIUM AT POHAKULOA

DEPLETED URANIUM MEETINGS PLANNED; FEDERAL ACTIONS QUESTIONED

May 14, 2009, Hilo, Hawai`i. By Cory Harden As the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans meetings in Hawai`i on a depleted uranium (DU) license for the Army, DU studies at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) are being questioned, and the NARC and another agency involved in studies have come under fire. “…What is proposed by the … Read moreDEPLETED URANIUM MEETINGS PLANNED; FEDERAL ACTIONS QUESTIONED

2000 DU SPOTTING ROUNDS AND NO CLEANUP?

Copy of Sierra Club Press Release by Cory Harden Up to 2000 depleted uranium (DU) spotting rounds may be present at Pohakuloa Training Area though the Army reports only 714 spotting rounds statewide and there may be no cleanup, reports an environmental consultant.  The environmental consultant, Peter Strauss of San Francisco, reviewed Army studies of … Read more2000 DU SPOTTING ROUNDS AND NO CLEANUP?