Resolution 2019-12: Requesting Investigation by GAO (Government Accountability Office) and U.S. Armed Services Committee in the New Base Construction in Henoko, Okinawa

Whereas the Futenma Replacement Facility construction is now estimated to take until 2040-2045, a half century after its original proposal, and

Whereas, the environmental assessment carried out by the Okinawa Defense Bureau has been discredited by Okinawan government and Okinawan and Japanese environmental experts, and

Whereas, some maps show two active faults directly below the site while Okinawa Defense Bureau experts say it is safe to ignore them, and

Whereas, the Standard Penetration Test has, in some parts of Oura Bay, yielded a N-value of 0 (the consistency of mayonnaise) and will require the insertion of 7,700 sand piles (pillars), and

Whereas, an Okinawa Times survey indicated that there are buildings and transmission towers near the site that exceed FAA and DOD height limit regulations, and

Whereas, the Okinawa Defense Bureau reports on the N-value sea bottom were dated in 2015 and were kept from the Okinawan public until 2018, and

Whereas, on February 24, 2019, a prefectural referendum on the project gave the result of 71.74% opposing the Henoko landfill,

Therefore, Veterans For Peace requests that an investigation be conducted on these concerns by GAO and DOD on new base construction in Henoko.

 

Submitted by Doug Lummis, VFP Chapter 1003

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