ProCon - Syfrig 1 Spencer Syfrig Eng 101 F5 12 December...

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Syfrig 1 Spencer Syfrig Eng 101 F5 12 December 2005 Kahoolawe: Little Island, Large Obligation  Kahoolawe is a small island laying off the coast of Hawaii that is routinely  used for military bombing practice. The island is uninhabited and has a very  harsh climate. Critics of the military usage of the island fight to have it returned to  the state so that it could be used by civilians. The military is reluctant to  relinquish the rights to the island for many reasons. The island has many  unexploded bombs and shrapnel, there is no viable alternative site, and there is  no cost-effective civilian use of the island. The military should maintain ownership  of the island because the island is more useful to them than to civilians. Kahoolawe has too many shell and shrapnel fragments on the island to  make it safe for civilian use.  In 1969, Rear Admiral Donald Davis estimated that  there were 10,000 tons of shrapnel and unexploded ammunition on the island  (Nelson F8). These pose a physical threat to humans who may trigger an  explosion accidentally. Clearing the surface would be of no help because some  of the fragments lie up to ninety feet below the surface. In order to clear seventy 
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Syfrig 2 percent of the island it would take fifty trained specialists 200 days (Nelson F8). A  cost of at least $150 million dollars would be expected (Altonn A2). This would 
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