|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 18 Oct 2010 16:25:23 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "Treasure Island's Toxic Problem" (San Francisco, CA)|
Treasure Island's Toxic ProblemSan Francisco's hottest property may be Treasure Island, where plans for glitzy development are threatened by the Navy's legacy of radioactive waste
By ANTHONY PIGNATARO Cal Watchdog October 12, 2010SAN FRANCISCO - The jet fighters raced across the sky maybe 500 feet above me. They were F-18s painted blue and yellow - the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels aerobatics team. They raced across San Francisco Bay last Thursday, alone and in pairs, splitting and diving and rolling and occasionally forming into up into four-ship diamonds so tightly packed it looked like a person could step from plane to plane.
...Turns out that old Treasure Island Naval Station is some of the hottest property in San Francisco. Maybe the hottest, in fact, though not in the way reuse officials, politicians and land developers want to admit.
That's because a disputed portion of Treasure Island - the Navy says just a few sites, others say possibly the entire island - is radioactive. What to do about the radiological contamination has become the great unmentionable in the quest to turn the old, rapidly decaying base into San Francisco's "premier date-night locale," as one aide to Mayor (and Lieutenant Governor candidate) Gavin Newsom recently put it.
... For the entire article, see http://www.calwatchdog.com/2010/10/11/treasure-islands-toxic-problem/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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