Carol Harvey on KPFA – Flashpoints, The Treasure Island chemical and radiological burns on residents during construction

Go to time stamp 41:30, and start listening after the song ‘No Use.”  That’s where Dennis Bernstein begins his interviews with Carol and Asia at about 5:45 pm on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Carol is with Asia William who lived and worked on the island and received burns on her legs from walking in the grass on the island. Only people who have left the island can talk freely about their experiences; if you live on the island they will evict you if you speak out about the problems.
Also see Carol’s article in the Bay View National Black Newspaper Breaking news: An emergency on Treasure Island March 25, 2021.

TI – Clipper Cove is a protected area for Eel Grass

Protecting Wildlife and Public Access on Treasure Island, San Francisco Baykeeper

Posted June 13, 2018

https://baykeeper.org/blog/protecting-wildlife-and-public-access-treasure-island

Eel Grass is a rare habitat for fish and Clipper Cove at Treasure Island is one of the rare locations for this ecosystem.

Hearing Frequencies of Marine Mammals that can be injured by sound waves from Construction

Construction of Piers and other shoreline construction can damage and impair Marine Mammals. The City of San Francisco has applied to be able to Harass and kill Humpback Whales, Gray Whales, Sea Lions, Harbour Porpoise, Bottle Nose Dolphins, Northern Fur Seals, Harbor Seals and Sea Elephants for their construction project at Treasure Island.

The text of their applications include references to the frequencies of sound that can harm the animals. For instance Sonar has a negative effect on Dolphins. So this list is from an application to harass and/or kill Marine Mammals in Alameda from 2020 “Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Alameda Marina Shoreline Improvement Project”

Hearing group
Low-frequency (LF) cetaceans (baleen whales)
Mid-frequency (MF) cetaceans (dolphins, toothed whales, beaked whales, bottlenose whales)
High-frequency (HF) cetaceans (true porpoises, Kogia, river dolphins, cephalorhynchid, Lagenorhynchus cruciger & L. australis)
Phocid pinnipeds (PW) (underwater) (true seals)
Otariid pinnipeds (OW) (underwater) (sea lions and fur seals)
* Represents the generalized hearing range for the entire group as a composite (i.e., all species within the group), where individual species’ hearing ranges are typically not as broad. Generalized hearing range chosen based on ~65 dB threshold from normalized composite audiogram, with the exception for lower limits for LF cetaceans (Southall et al. 2007) and PW pinniped (approximation).

Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Alameda Marina Shoreline Improvement Project April 29 2020

AGENCY:

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments on proposed authorization and possible renewal.

SUMMARY:

NMFS has received a request from Pacific Shops, Inc. (Pacific Shops) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the Alameda Marina Shoreline Improvement Project in Alameda, CA over two years. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue two incidental harassment authorizations (IHAs) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on possible one-year renewals that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making anyStart Printed Page 23791final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations, and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.

DATES:

Comments and information must be received no later than May 29, 2020.

Continue reading “Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Alameda Marina Shoreline Improvement Project April 29 2020”

Coast Guard conducts Radiological Test at Treasure Island St Patrick’s Day 2021

Yesterday, March 21, 2021, the US Coast Guard conducted a radiological test at Treasure Island and issued an order to prevent any vessel approaching the island.

Special Local Regulation; Bay Guardian Exercise, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA
https://www.regulations.gov/document/USCG-2021-0118-0001

Special Local Regulation; Bay Guardian Exercise, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/03/12/2021-05258/special-local-regulation-bay-guardian-exercise-treasure-island-san-francisco-ca

Coast Guard Notice
https://public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2021-05258.pdf

[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 47 (Friday, March 12, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 13998-14000]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-05258]

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2021-0118]
RIN 1625-AA08

Special Local Regulation; Bay Guardian Exercise, Treasure Island,
San Francisco, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.


SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local
regulation (SLR) in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, near
Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA in support of the Bay Guardian 2021
exercise. This special local regulation will temporarily restrict
vessel traffic in the vicinity of Treasure Island and prohibit vessels
and persons not participating in the exercise from entering the
regulated area. The purpose of the exercise it to use radioactive
detection equipment in a mock scenario. The exercise will be
interrupted, as necessary, to permit the passage of commercial vessel
traffic. Exercise participants and non-participants operating within
the SLR area shall comply with all instructions given by the on-scene
Patrol Commander monitoring the event. This regulation is necessary to
provide safety of life on the navigable waters during the exercise,
which will be held on March 17, 2021.

DATES: This rule is effective from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 17, 2021.

TI – Loma Prieta Earthquake 2 to 6 times worse at TI due to the sand and soils and the sand experienced liquification

US Geological Survey Report on Treasure Island during the Loma Preita Earthquake 1994.

Treasure Island suffered 200 to 600 percent shaking of the Earthquake than other areas of the Bay Area due to the structure of the island having been man made. Bedrock is 103.6 meters down. So all future construction will require far more stricter earthquake standards than in regular use today in California.

DEEP INSTRUMENTATION ARRAY AT THE TREASURE ISLAND NAVAL STATION By Pedro de Alba, Jean Benoit, Daniel G. Pass, and John J. Carter, University of New Hampshire; T. Leslie Youd, Brigham Young University; and Anthony F. Shakal, California Division of Mines and Geology, p. A 155

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435085209971?urlappend=%3Bseq=165
Text Version: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/ssd?id=osu.32435085209971;seq=165
Note these documents are searchable

Below are images of the first page explaining the 200 to 600 percent more damage than the marina District in San Francisco caused by the sand and mud construction of the island and a depiction of the strata of sand and mud at Treasure island showing the bedrock is over 300 feet deep which would make high rise construction prohibitively expensive.

This is part of a larger report:
THE LOMA PRIETA, CALIFORNIA, EARTHQUAKE OF OCTOBER 17, 1989: STRONG GROUND MOTION AND GROUND FAILURE, U.S. Geological Survey professional paper., no.1551-A 1994.” Geological Survey (U.S.). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1994.