Prescribed Burn Will Include Air Monitoring for DU

Oahu', Hawaii The Army will be conducting a prescribed control burn on an impact area as part of a 1,200-acre range sweep planned for Schofield Barracks. The clearance is an annual event the installation conducts as part of its range maintenance program. Air monitors will be used to ensure that DU contamination is not dissipated through the air due to DU projectiles being found on the range area in the past.

The air monitoring conducted for the previous controlled burn conducted last year showed no evidence of health hazard from the smoke. The Army will be working with the state Department of Health to share data and to inform the public as needed.

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