2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:13:15 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: "Residents vent over Treasure Island contamination" (San Francisco, CA)
Residents vent over Treasure Island contamination

By Dan Schreiber
San Francisco Examiner
September 18, 2012

Treasure Island radiation levels are not known to be dangerous for those living on the former Navy base, officials reiterated Tuesday night at a meeting with concerned residents. But even as speaker after speaker presented a highly technical recap of cleanup assessments revealing no major health danger, island dwellers remained uneasy - many of them vocally angry.

The meeting was called in response to reports by The Bay Citizen and the East Bay Express detailing updated radiological findings, plus an anecdotal but troubling string of cancer cases among longtime residents. The Navy closed the base in 1997, when it began transferring the man-made isle to The City. It had been the site of cleanup and maintenance for ships — some of which were used in atomic tests in the Pacific Ocean in the 1940s and 1950s.


For the entire article, see
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/09/residents-vent-over-treasure- island-contamination

See also the editorial at
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2012/09/navy-must-settle- radiation-issues-treasure-island


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
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