2013 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:51:24 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, REUSE: "Navy Subcontractor Breaks Silence About Treasure Island [CA] Radiation"
Navy Subcontractor Breaks Silence About Treasure Island Radiation
A radiation expert among the first to sound the alarm about radiation at Treasure Island speaks publicly for the first time about the Navy's attempts to conceal information from the public

By Vicky Nguyen, Liz Wagner and Jeremy Carroll|
NBC Bay Area
December 12, 2013

A health physicist commissioned to survey San Francisco's Treasure Island for radiation has revealed for the first time to the Investigative Unit his belief that people never should have been allowed to live there.

Radiation expert Don Wadsworth was hired on a multimillion dollar contract to perform routine tests for radiation on the former naval station beginning in 2007. He says Navy officials told him they didn’t expect to find any radiological contamination on the island beyond what the Navy had already identified. But Wadsworth said he found radioactive material on sites throughout Treasure Island, including locations adjacent to occupied residences.

"My job is to protect the people and the environment and it's not getting done," Wadsworth said.

His company, New World Environmental, based out of Livermore, has performed military cleanups of radioactive sites around the world, including Hunters Point in San Francisco and the Navy bombing yard on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico. When asked for his professional opinion about whether people should be living on Treasure Island, he responded without hesitation: "No."


For the entire story, see
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Navy-Subcontractor-Breaks- Silence-About-Radiation-Contamination-at-Treasure-Island--235499911.html

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Lenny Siegel
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