Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Public Invited to Forums on Depleted Uranium

By Rep. Cindy Evans
District 7 - North Kona, South Kohala
Chair - House Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs

I will be hosting a series of West Hawaii community forums on depleted uranium discovered at Pohakuloa Training Area. Guest speakers include Col. Killian from the Army Installation Management Command and Mr. Russ Tanaka from the Department of Health - Noise, Radiation and Indoor Air Quality Division. West Hawaii residents are downwind of Pohakuloa. We need to know what is present and what is being done to protect us from harmful effects. The public is invited to take part in the following meetings:

Friday, November 16, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Waikoloa Library Workroom
Saturday, November 17, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Hokuloa United Church of Christ (69-1600 Puako Beach Rd.)
Saturday, November 17, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Kealakehe High School Cafeteria
Sunday, November 18, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Waimea Senior Center (next to Post Office).

If you have any questions, please call my office manager, Tommie Suganuma, at 808-586-8510.

1 comment:

Rhotel1 said...

Rep Evans,

Please, contact me or at least have your staff read the files at the Yahoo Group DUStory. In particular, look for the retired, formerly certified health physicist Blaine Howard's comments about the stunt by Leuren Moret with a Gamma Scout geiger counter that has been used by the anti-DU crusade in your district to drum up support. The stunt was totally bogus. Moret claimed that DU was in the air that day; Blaine, who has spent his career working with radioactive measurement instrumentation, found that the meter was incapable of detecting DU in the air. It was all a big scam. I am glad that you have a health expert at your meetings, but be aware that those with political axes to grind will be very vocal despite their not really having the science on their side.

Roger Helbig
rwhelbig at gee mail dot com