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National Convention Report (Rhoda Miller)
LWV in Japan
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Natural Resources (Anna Hoover)
Juvenile Justice (Cathy Filson)
Government (Anne Lee)
Legislative Update
Action (Marion Saunders)
Education Fund (Jerry Hess)
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Natural Resources

This has been a year of ACTION for the Natural Resources committee. The video-tape "Slowly Dying Embers: Radioactive Waste and the Pacific" was shown for the first time on May 25 at a forum at the East-West Center. This project gathered many groups together: it was proposed by LWV members Anna Hoover, Sarah Thompson and Sylvia Hammer; funded by LWV/US, the Health Physics Society, Cooke Foundation, AMFAC and the East-West Center; and produced by the East-West Center, the Hawaii chapter of the Health Physics Society and the LWV in Hawaii. The program seeks to explain, in evenhanded terms, proposals for the disposal of radioactive materials in the Pacific Ocean. This open-ended approach is designed to promote public discussion before decisions are made on a very controversial subject. More information is given in a new LWV booklet, "Nu-clear Waste and the Pacific," written by Anna Hoover and Gladys Alailima (copies are available in the LWV Honolulu office).

Under the direction of Barbara Farwell, the committee plans next to do a study of hazardous waste in Hawaii. With a "pass-through" grant of $300 from LWV/US and a $1300 grant from the Hawaii Foundation, a publication on hazardous waste in Hawaii will culminate this study.

Anna Hoover
Natural Resources chair

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