A military contractor confirmed the presence of depleted uranium at the U.S. Army's Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island, the Army said.
The Army has said it did not use depleted uranium at the training range. Earlier state tests found radiation levels in the air near the Pohakuloa training range to be "normal."
The Army last year said it also found depleted uranium at an Oahu post, Schofield Barracks, in remnants of training rounds used in the 1960s. That announcement came after years of Army denials it used depleted uranium in the islands.
The Army said in a news release Monday it currently does not use depleted uranium in training munitions.
Cabrera Services, the contractor, conducted an aerial survey for depleted uranium Thursday through Saturday.
The contractor's study sought to determine if a 1960s-era weapon which was capable of firing depleted ura
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