|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 12 Apr 2013 06:40:39 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, REUSE: "Nuclear byproduct levels on Treasure Island [CA} higher than Navy disclosed"|
Nuclear byproduct levels on Treasure Island higher than Navy disclosed by Matt Smith and Katharine Mieszkowski Center for Investigative Reports (CA) April 12, 2013Land slated for development on Treasure Island contains elevated concentrations of cesium-137, a byproduct of nuclear fission associated with an increased risk of cancer, according to an independent analysis commissioned by the Center for Investigative Reporting.
The findings, discovered through soil samples gathered by reporters and tested by two independent certified laboratories, appear to undermine some past statements by the U.S. Navy about the land’s historic uses and the present condition of the island.
Results show cesium-137 levels up to three times that previously acknowledged by the Navy and at least 60 percent higher than the Navy’s own thresholds for environmental safety.
"The questions raised by your testing should be fully vetted by the Navy," said Gary Butner, former chief of the radiologic health branch at the California Department of Public Health, who was a state watchdog for the Treasure Island cleanup until he retired in 2011. "I just don't have a sense there's a strong commitment to go and (clean) the site. They just don't want to spend any money there."
... For the entire article, seehttp://cironline.org/reports/nuclear-byproduct-levels-treasure-island- higher-navy-disclosed-4362
See also http://cironline.org/reports/how-we-searched-cesium- contamination-treasure-island-4361
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