Uranium tests due on Big Isle

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HILO, Hawai’i — The Army plans to measure airborne uranium levels at three monitoring stations on the Big Island over the next 12 months.

It has hired a contractor to do the testing for $150,000.

The move comes after the Army in 2007 said it confirmed the presence of depleted uranium at Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island. The Army, after years of denials it used depleted uranium in the Islands, also said soldiers training in Hawai’i fired 714 spotting rounds containing depleted uranium in the 1960s.



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