|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 28 Aug 2012 08:07:36 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, REUSE: "Navy sought to stifle radiation concerns about Treasure Island" (CA)|
Navy sought to stifle radiation concerns about Treasure IslandEmails show military urged health regulators to not put worries in writing
By: Matt Smith and Katharine Mieszkowski Bay Citizen (CA) August 28, 2012As U.S. Navy officials readied a report this summer acknowledging a broader history of radioactive contamination at Treasure Island, they also sought to prevent California health officials from adding to the written record their concerns that the cleanup had been mishandled, according to internal emails.
The Navy acknowledged for the first time on Aug. 6 that the former Treasure Island Naval Station, where San Francisco plans to build a 20,000-resident high-rise community, was home to a repair and salvage operation for the Pacific fleet and that some of those ships could have been contaminated with radiation. The draft report also said that a school preparing sailors for nuclear warfare might have left behind radioactive residue.
The study came in response to regulators with the California Department of Public Health, who since 2010 have pressed for details after cleanup workers found radioactive waste in unexpected locations.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.baycitizen.org/environment/story/navy-sought-stifle- radiation-concerns/
-- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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