|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:51:45 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, REUSE: "Treasure Island [CA] sites called safe from radiation"|
Treasure Island sites called safe from radiationHealth officials find no health risks at 24 areas after contamination fears raised
By Katharine Mieszkowski and Matt Smith Bay Citizen (CA) October 25, 2012State health officials have declared day care and youth centers, ballfields, some residential backyards and other sites on Treasure Island safe from radiation in response to fears about the area's nuclear past.
The surveys taken from 24 publically accessible locations were not part of the Navy's scheduled cleanup program, but were prompted by public concern about exposure to radioactivity on the former Treasure Island Naval Station.
Health department technicians found negligible levels of radiation posing no health threat at those locations, according to California Department of Public Health reports produced in response to a Bay Citizen public records request. But that doesn't mean the former base is ready for a proposed 20,000-resident community approved this year by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. At cordoned off areas around the island, the cleanup of contamination continues in and around areas slated for future construction.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.baycitizen.org/health/story/treasure-island-areas-declared- safe/
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, 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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