Category Archives: Hawaii( ハワイ)

Various articles about Hawaii.


DU in Hawaii (ハワイに劣化ウラン?)

By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS) Depleted Uranium (DU) rounds were used in M101 spotter rounds from 1962 to 1968 on Oahu and at the Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii Island. The possibility that some of the spent rounds at Pohakuloa had been burned with subsequent dispersal of dust from their incineration was raised later.   According to the Hawaii State Department of Health, the DU rounds do not pose a danger to the health of residents living in the state. In spite of the State’s reassurances many residents are still not convinced that the DU does not pose a health threat. As for the DU itself, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a “materials license” to the Army for the DU on Oahu and at Pohakuloa in October 2013, allowing its presence at both sites.   ハワイに劣化ウラン? 1962年~1968年にオアフ島とハワイ島のポハクロア訓練所で劣化ウランを含むM101スポッター弾が使用された。数年後、ポハクロア訓練所のM101スポッター弾の断片が焼却された可能性が指摘され、焼却灰が飛んだ恐れで地元住民が調査を求めた。   ハワイ州保険局によると劣化ウラン弾は住民の健康への影響はない。洲の安全宣言にも関わらず、一部のハワイの住民間に未だに不安が残っている。劣化ウランそのものに関して、2013年10月に米国原子力規制委員会が陸軍に『材料免許』を発行し、現場での所有を許可した。 By […]

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