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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2014 18:15:32 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE, RADIATION: Treasure Island (CA) residents worry about Navy contamination
Is Treasure Island toxic? Residents' worries grow
Contamination left by Navy touches off growing worries

by Marisa Lagos
San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
February 15, 2014

Treasure Island resident Kathryn Lundgren has been concerned for several years about the effects of contamination at the former Navy base on her family's health.

But when a group of Navy contractors dug a small radioactive fragment out of her front yard last month, Lundgren became angry and scared. The fragment, a metal disc the size of a dime, was detected during radiation scans conducted in November but wasn't dug up until the end of January. The Navy didn't give a reason for the delay.

During that time, Lundgren attended two meetings where city, state and federal officials repeatedly assured residents that the island is safe and that the scans were merely precautionary measures. It wasn't the first time radioactive fragments have been found near her home - another two were dug up last spring.


For the entire article, see
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Did-S-F-move-people-to-Treasure- Island-too-5238789.php


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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