April 12, 2018 –
What: Presentation- “The Polluter Does Not Pay: The Crime of US Military Pollution on Foreign Bases”
When: Thursday, April 12, 7-8:30PM
Where: Mt. Toby Friends Meetinghouse
Contact: Patricia Hynes-Presenter - [email protected],
Beth Adams – Organizer – [email protected],
The majority of Superfund sites in the US are active and abandoned military bases and military industrial complex sites. What of 800+ US foreign bases, where the United State military is not obliged to comply with US environmental regulations, nor with those of the country colonized with our bases?
Pat Hynes will speak and show slides about the toxic military environments the US has developed, and in some cases, abandoned on their foreign military bases. She will draw examples from former and current bases in the Philippines, Okinawa, Japan, Vieques, P.R., Iraq and Vietnam, among many others.
Pat Hynes worked as a Superfund engineer for the US EPA New England. A retired Professor of Environmental Health, she directs the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice in Western Massachusetts.
This event is co-sponsored by: Mt. Toby Peace and Social Concerns and Climate Witness Committees, Arise For Social Justice, Climate Action Now-Western Mass., The New England Peace Pagoda, Resistance Center of Western Mass., and Traprock Ctr. for Peace and Justice.
The event is free-of-charge, however, donations are always welcome to support Pat's wonderful work in the world. Ample free parking is available adjacent to the Meetinghouse. A Q & a follows the program.
Super short description for the Advocate – submitted 4-2-18
Pat Hynes, retired Superfund Engineer for EPA NE, shows examples of how current & former US military bases pollute air, water, & soils. A Q&A follows.