2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 13:59:48 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: Makua (HI) seafood studied
Makua seafood pollution at issue

Earthjustice contends that Army skewed study of contamination

By William Cole
Honolulu Advertiser (HI)
January 15, 2009

A new Army environmental report examining the marine impact of 60 years of military training in Makua Valley found little difference in contaminants near Makua compared to "background" test sites at Nanakuli and Sandy Beach, the Army said.

David Henkin, an Earthjustice attorney representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Army, said it's important that there be accurate information about the safety of seafood gathered near Makua.

"Unfortunately, the Army has used contaminated background sites so that the samples they gather at Makua look relatively safer," Henkin said yesterday.


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Lenny Siegel
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