2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 16:57:15 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, REUSE: Treasure Island, San Francisco, California
Radiation worries on Treasure Island

Matt Smith
Bay Citizen/San Francisco Chronicle
August 16, 2012

Radioactive contamination at the former Treasure Island Naval Station, where San Francisco plans to build a high-rise community for 20,000 residents, was more widespread than previously disclosed, according to a new Navy report and other documents.

Although the Navy and one state agency say cleanup on the island has been effective and the remaining contamination is minimal, the state Department of Public Health expressed alarm about the possibility of lingering radiation as recently as May.

The latest findings appear likely to complicate the environmental cleanup and construction on Treasure Island. Internal e-mails and documents the Bay Citizen obtained reveal the Navy's cleanup was riddled with mistakes.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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