The other glaring hole is that it's a big planet! The baku have one village, ON A WHOLE PLANET. Just bring sick people or people in need of the properties of the planet and stick them on the other side of the world, really.
Dougherty: "Besides, they don't want to live in the middle of the Briar Patch. Who would?"
Neither the Feds, nor the So'Na had the intention to bring people to the planet. They wanted to collect the metaphasic particles in the planets ring, which would have killed everyone and everything on the planet.
"I only know they inject something into the rings that starts a thermolytic reaction. When it's over, the planet will be uninhabitable for generations."
So, basically, they planned to destroy the whole ecosystem. You are still good with that?