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The transcript is provided below. Link to the video of the meeting
The proceedings of the February 8th 2021 San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee Hearing on the Treasure Island Cleanup was censored by someone in the City of San Francisco’s Government to remove sources, change the dialogue to make content appear to be the opposite of what was intended. They censored Board of Supervisors: Myrna Melgar, Matt Haney, Aaron Peskin and Dean Preston.

My testimony on the cancer and mutations of wildlife in the Bay was censored in this hearing. They removed my sources, including the Sausalito Marine Mammal Center and they added content that was not there. I want the person who did this to face the consequences of this crime!

I archived the city transcript. http://archive.today/ESWk0

The question I have is how long have they been doing this and how can we trust the public record if they are censoring it!

I took the hearing transcript made by Investigative Reporter Carol Harvey of The San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper which she confirmed the testimony with the parties that spoke as it was a 4 hour hearing and I compared it to the transcript the city published and it doesn’t match up. The city transcript does not match the video.

The deleted content will be strikethroughs and the added content by the censor will be in blue with square brackets around that text []. There is a lot of bad spelling in the censored transcript and content was added to change sentence structure and so when all of a sudden the censor decided to start a new narrative other than the one presented in the actual hearing, I noted the words changed, so if you see for example “word [Word]” the censor decided to start a new sentence where there was none. The background white text is the transcript by Carol Harvey of the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper.

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Treasure Island was an EPA Site and the Navy covered up the contamination in 1988!

ABC Warfare Defense, Navy Training Course, Bureau of Naval Personnel, NAVPERS, 1960 10099 p 124.
Notice Alcatraz in the background and the headlands from my article and note this is located where buildings 1311 and 1313 were located.
TI-The Smoking Gun – Chemical Warfare test at Treasure Island Navy evaluates methods use to clean up Mustard Gas

Treasure Island was an EPA site for RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) (RCRA) Laws and Regulations for Hazardous Waste and this report from 1991 states it was listed on 2/12/1988. I have the full text of the report below with a table indicating that Treasure Island was a separate and distinct EPA site from “Treasure Island, Hunters Point Annex” and the Shipyard was still yet another EPA site. Then you add in Yerba Buena Island, the coast guard station was also added to that list of distinct sites.

Enclosed in this text of the “Fact Sheet Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket” 1991 from the EPA. This EPA report includes a cover sheet, the EPA Fact Sheet, the Federal Register report and an EPA spreadsheet showing over 1600 government owned sites that were placed on this list. To see the full spreadsheet you will need to download the report. I will include Bay Area and other related sites in a table at the end of this document.

The listing required certain reports to be made within 18 months for the EPA once a site is placed on this list and this is a link to that report which does not mention the fact that this site was the Navy’s (ABC) Atomic, Biological and Chemical Training Center which was still in operation on the site when they made the report and continued up to the closing of the base! Here is the report:

PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT SITE INSPECTION OF NAVAL STATION TREASURE ISLAND, CA. VOLUME I, NEESA 13-092, NAVAL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Port Hueneme, California 93043 April 1988

PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT SITE INSPECTION OF NAVAL STATION TREASURE ISLAND, CA. VOLUME I, NEESA 13-092, NAVAL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Port Hueneme, California 93043 April 1988
This shows the original location of the USS Pandemonium beneath the current location of low-cost housing. And note buildings 1311 and 1313 are located to the bottom right in this circle showing they were downstream from the USS Pandemonium for the contaminants that were washed off its decks.

FINAL
PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT/SITE INSPECTION (PA/SI)
NAVAL STATION,
TREASURE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA
UIC: N60028
Prepared by:
Dames & Moore
San Francisco, California
Contract No. N62474-85-C-3385
PA/SI Team Members
Ann M. Becker, Team Leader, Engineer
Carol L. Creasey, Hydrogeologist
James G. Ritchie, Geologist
Dale D. Shileikis, Biologist
William H. Welsh, Engineer
Naval Energy and Environmental Support Activity
Project Manager
Ronald E. Tickle
Prepared For:
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT
CODE 112E
Naval Energy and Environmental Support Activity
Port Hueneme, California 94043
April 1988

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.c035268924?urlappend=%3Bseq=647

The follow, up report the 1990 report DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT CANDIDATE BASE CLOSURES / REALIGNMENT SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Department of the Navy Western Division Naval Facilities Engineering on Table D-1.11-indicates that no samples were taken of Site 2 in the 1988 report (above) so they just took the word of the Navy that nothing bad happened there! The case was closed by the 1988 report!

The Navy lied and covered up their contamination of the island in 1988. All of the activity since then is all based on their cover up. Port Huemene (which also has ABC warfare contaminated sites which I list below) which compiled this report is directly implicated in radiological tests on locations throughout the Bay Area and at Test Sites with the US Navy’s Radiological Defense Laboratory and so the Navy chose the Foxes to guard the Hen House!

The US Navy’s training publication, “Naval Training Bulletin” regularly published articles and schedules of Atomic Biological and Chemical Training at Treasure Island and I have compiled a Chronological listing of the contamination starting in 1946 and it is at my Chronology Page which can be accessed at the top of this blog or here.

I wonder if these circle marks in the lawns of Treasure Island are caused by the chemical weapons training at Treasure Island in the above Photograph from the Navy Training Bulletin?
ABC Warfare Defense, Navy Training Course, Bureau of Naval Personnel, NAVPERS, 1960 10099 p 124.
5 gallons of TCE to one gallon of concentrated Chlorine
TI-The Smoking Gun – Chemical Warfare test at Treasure Island Navy evaluates methods use to clean up Mustard Gas

Note the Biological warfare test in 1950 which they filmed to turn the test into a training film where they purposely contaminated the 116 square Miles of the city of San Francisco, the Bay and on into Oakland. In the film you see the minesweeper based at Treasure Island spraying the bacteria outside of the Golden Gate to be carried by the winds, where it hospitalized 12 people and killed one. The Bacterium was thought to be harmless when exposed to 18 year old recruits but it turned out to be a disease that causes cancer. The Navy has been continuously damaging the immune systems of the people of San Francisco since 1946.

The ABC Warfare Defense Training Manual from 1960 and 1963 was photographed at Treasure Island, and the pictures are here in this article. The 1963 version is online at https://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435011833688

In 1964, the USNRDL, the US Navy Radiological Defense Laboratory based at Hunters point Shipyard conducted a chemical warfare test at Treasure Island to see how effective a new cleaning agent DS2, Decontamination Solution 2 was in cleaning up Mustard Gas as compared to DANC. Treasure Island had mustard gas on hand to test. This photograph shows a mechanized gun being cleaned of Mustard Gas with the first USS Pandemonium training mock up ship in the background. Today houses are located on that site! TI-The Smoking Gun – Chemical Warfare test at Treasure Island Navy evaluates methods use to clean up Mustard Gas

5 inch Gun at Treasure Island California used for chemical training. Note the USS pandemonium in the background looking east by southeast. p 15, The gun mount is shown in Fig. 8.” Page 15, Field Decontamination Studies with Chemical Warfare Decontaminating Solution D52 https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/612665.pdf

And here is a direct link to that report: https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/612665.pdf
DS2 solution was banned by the Navy in 1986 because it is almost as bad as the chemical warfare agents, it kills life on contact. This means that all Navy Bases and all ships used this substance since the training on Treasure Island was to train people to conduct this training on their bases and ships.

Note that Lewisite is a chemical weapon made of arsenic and acetylene which is an oil substance and the arsenic bubble detailed in the February 8 2021 San Francisco Board of Supervisors Meeting is located just downstream from the Original USS Pandemonium that was located where public housing is today. Lewisite is used with Mustard Gas as a combined chemical weapon and we know Mustard Gas was used at this location, where buildings 1311 and 1313 were located. There are two culverts that were used to collect the run off next to the sea barrier.

ABC Warfare Defense Training Manual from 1960 and 1963,
USS Pandemonium Treasure Island
ABC Warfare Defense Training Manual from 1960 and 1963
USS Pandemonium Treasure Island

Oh and if someone at the Board of Supervisors can explain who authorized the permit to harass and kill Marine Mammals: Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Harbor Porpoise, Northern Elephant Seals, and Northern Fur Seals, including Gray Whales to put in the Ferry Pier at Treasure Island, that would be helpful! The city of San Francisco featured in the movie “Star Trek Voyage Home,” has become the Whalers! TI- City of San Francisco application to Harass and Kill take Marine Mammals to build Ferry Pier on Treasure Island

The Navy covered up the Atomic Biological and Chemical Training at TI. Their willful actions have killed people. The City must evacuate all people from the island and seek JUSTICE!

The Document:

Date: 01/10/92

FEDERAL AGENCY HAZARDOUS WASTE COMPLIANCE DOCKET UPDATE #5
Listing by Region

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EARTHDAY 2021 PROTEST SAN FRANCISCO video

These are the people I am fighting for to publish the Navy reports on this site and on my Disaster Area website documenting the Navy’s contamination of Hunters Point shipyard by the US Navy’s Radiological Defense Laboratory and at Treasure Island, the Navy’s Atomic, Biological and Chemical Warfare Training Center.

And if you want a sample of the Navy’s own sources, of what they dumped and polluted at Hunters Point Shipyard, here is their Health and Safety report published by the US Navy’s Radiological Defense Laboratory at Hunters Point Shipyard from 1960 documenting the exposures by building number and listing the radiological accidents just for 1960, accidents denied by the Navy today.
U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory., Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory. (1961). Radiological safety at USNRDL: annual progress report health physics division ; 1 January to 31 December 1960. San Francisco, California: U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory. Note: This text is searchable on that website

2655 Radiation Film Badges used at Treasure Island in 1960

In 1960 the US Naval Radiological Defense Lab developed 2655 Radiation Measuring Film Badges for Treasure Island and 12,688 for the US Naval Radiological Defense Lab. These badges are dosimeters that measure how much radiation a person was exposed to during a period of time. They did this for other locations listed below:

Dosimeter films developed at the USNRDL 1960
NRDLFilm ProcessedTotals
Laboratory personnel7684
Laboratory visitors1619
Environmental monitoring471
Calibration film900
Special films for Nucleonics Div.109
Special films for BioMMed Div.5
Special films for Health Physics Div.3
RadCon Team film (controls)11
Special test exposures163
Camp Parks Personnel and visitors1361
Camp Parks Environmental monitoring362
12688Subtotal
Outside Activities
San Francisco Naval Shipyard889
Treasure Island Inspector of Navy Material523
Treasure Island Radiac Maintenance School and Dispensary 2122
Port Chicago958
NAS Moffett Field97
USN Dispensary, 50 Fell St. , San Francisco56
DPWO, 12ND30
NSC, Oakland (Naval Supply Center)200
USS HANCOCK51
NAS Fallon. Nevada67
USNH, Oakland21
MSTS, San Francisco 24
NAD, Hawthorne, Nevada17
U. S. Coast Guard5
5060Subtotal
17748Total
U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory., Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory. (1961). Radiological safety at USNRDL: annual progress report health physics division ; 1 January to 31 December 1960. San Francisco, California: U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory. p 20

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Hearing Feb 8 2021 Transcript

BOS HEARING FEB. 8, 2021 TRANSCRIPT

LAND USE & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE SFBOS

MON, FEB. 8, 2021

TRANSCRIBED BY CAROL HARVEY :Thurs / Feb. 22, 2021

THE HEARING

BOARD OF SUPERVISOR LAND USE & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS

MYRNA MELGAR, CHAIR, DISTRICT # SUPERVISOR

AARON PESKIN, DISTRICT # SUPERVISOR

DEAN PRESTON, VICE CHAIR OF THE LAND USE & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE, DISTRICT # SUPERVISOR

CLERK: ERICA MAJOR

HEARING SPONSOR

MATT HANEY

[ITEM 2]

HEARING TO REVIEW THE PAST, CURRENT, AND FUTURE CLEANUP OF TOXINS ON TREASURE ISLAND DATING BACK TO 2013 AND ANY PROTECTIVE MEASURES TO ENSURE THERE IS NO CONTINUED RISK TO HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

LIST OF SPEAKERS / PRESENTERS IN ORDER:

SPEAKERS / PRESENTERS:

[1] Supervisor Matt Haney (Board of Supervisors);

[2] Julie Pettijohn (California Department of Toxic Substances);

[3] Anthony Chu (California Department of Public Health);

[4] David Anton and Guy Taibi;

[5] Bradley Angel, Executive Director (GreenAction);

[6] Sheetal Singh (California Department of Public Health);

[7] Patrick Fosdahl (San Francisco Department of Public Health);

[8] Gonzalo Perez (California Department of Public Health);

[9] Bob Beck (Treasure Island Development Authority);

[10] Anne Pearson (Office of the City Attorney); presented information and answered questions raised throughout the discussion.

MYRNA MELGAR: Good afternoon. This meeting will come to order. Welcome to the February 8, 2021 regular meeting of the Land Use and Transportation Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

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Treasure Island Development Authority hearing April 15, 2021

Hearing transcript Treasure Island Development Authority hearing April 15 1:00 PM San Francisco:

I am James Pepper.

I am looking at the 1994 U.S. geological survey deep instrumentation array at the treasure island naval station. The lateral stress was six times that of — because of the sand. The effect of the earthquake was six times that of other areas in the bay area.

I hope you all address that .It is in the name of the overall report as being the October 17, 1989 earthquake. Ground motion and ground failure report.

The other thing when you were pounding away on the causeway. Did you all file a permission to do that with the fish and wildlife and the Marine Mammal Commission?
That is the area where the seals feed.

>> sure. May I address the question?

>> yes, please.

>>

URI ELIAHU: So, with regard to the first comment: Yes, there’s a USGS seismic array that’s north of this Stage One area and sort of towards the west edge of the island, and it recorded ground motions during Loma Prieta and other less significant earthquakes. And the seismic response – that is, the lateral acceleration that occurred at the surface of Treasure Island — was significantly greater than it was on Yerba Buena Island because of the amplification that occurs through the soil profile and the bedrock.  To put it in perspective, the peak ground  acceleration that was recorded was, if I recall correctly, on the order of “point one-two gee” (.12g) – that is “point one-two times the acceleration of gravity.”  It’s in that range.  And, the design that we design to is four times that.  It’s about “point four six (.460) feet,” because we are designing for a much higher intensity event.  We’re sitting between the Hayward and San Andreas faults, and so we’re way beyond the measured ground motions in the bay area.

As to the second question about the causeway: We said in the beginning that that sand needed to be densified with dynamic energy.  There are two ways to do that.  One is impact which I think is what the caller is referring to, and the other is vibration.  We chose vibration and not impact, and a significant part of the reason was just what was  stated.  We really didn’t want to have effects that would go beyond the prism of soil that was being improved.  And, to put that in perspective, the efficacy of that system is only about 6 feet away from the vibratory columns that we saw in the presentation.  So, it dissipates very quickly.  It only improves the specific area where it is applied, unlike big impact energy which has waves that propagate much further out.

Thanks to Carol Harvey for typing out the response from URI ELIAHU. I was using the closed captioning file from the City’s website.


[Editors Note: So the answer is no, they did not get permission from the Marine Mammal Commission to do the causeway.]

TI- Plutonium Contamination of Students by scraping paint off of ships used in Nuclear Tests

“And of course, the men in the Pacific Proving Ground tests were exposed in many ways not only by the water, but by plutonium ingestion and inhalation aboard ship. Plutonium laden ships, off – limits by order and towed to Treasure Island Naval Base in San Francisco, were used as classrooms for young officers attending radiological defense school. They were taught to chip paint, which of course, caused ingestion and inhalation of suspended particles of plutonium.

-4 –more

[Page]171

Those ships, the Crittenden and aircraft carrier Independence, along with others, were subsequently sunk off the Farallon Islands along with other nuclear garbage, thereby

Creating the notorious food chain problem of the bottom- feeding creatures becoming lunch for the upper region creatures, who became dinner for the next layer, et cetera?

Eventually that contaminated sea life is caught and eaten by humans, thereby planting the plutonium seed in their bodies to fester there for years until the cancer is detected– in some people.

In addition to sinking the ships, some of them were sold to scrap dealers who cut them up and sold the scrap for playground equipment, among other things.”

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TI – C-Span Video showing radiation training using Geiger counters at Treasure Island Navy Base JANUARY 30, 1991

https://www.c-span.org/video/?16122-1/tour-naval-station-treasure-island#
This video shows the chemical, Biological and Radiological training that sailors were learning in preparation for the first Gulf War.

Time Stamps of particular training:

4:20 Captain in charge of base: chemical warfare   gas chamber with tear gas

09:33 Commanding officer USS Excel, Minesweeper finding and catching mines.

12:00 mine hunting in south bay area or just outside the golden gate

18:17 NTTC inside the USS Buttercup Alan Larson who heads the NTTC
At 28:16 which is the beginning of the actual drill they are checking for radiological damage notice the yellow box with the wand.

29:23: white smoke no flame

29:52: Radiological damage

49:53: Gas Chamber CS Gas looks like the lower floor of the pandemonium II is the gas chamber

56:28: Pandemonium II explaining the gas chamber test in front of USS Pandemonium II . Note the first USS Pandemonium was located under the current housing and was the site of chemical, biological and radiological training including the use of Mustard Gas training on the site https://treasureislandcalifornia.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/ti-map-uss-pandemonium-1-under-present-day-housing-at-treasure-island-atomic-biological-and-chemical-warfare-training-site/

The Navy moved the ship to the northeast side of the island and used it for gas training after offensive use of Chemical and Biological weapons were outlawed. But it is exactly the same ship

57:43: Fire fighting  left to right Boiler Room Simulator, Engine Room simulator, and foc’sle simulator which is the forecastle the front of a ship simulator

Note: the minesweeper was also featured in this film from 1950 where they are spraying a biological disease into the air in order to determine how far and how effective their methods are in using biological warfare offensively. Same minesweeper used in the training in 1991 as in 1950 https://treasureislandcalifornia.wordpress.com/2021/01/25/ti-film-1951-the-navy-purposely-contaminating-san-francisco-with-a-biological-disease-to-prove-it-can-happen/

TI- City of San Francisco application to Harass and Kill take Marine Mammals to build Ferry Pier on Treasure Island

NOAA map showing the construction is located where seals feed. Why did they chose this location, why not another location on the island.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/action/incidental-take-authorization-treasure-island-ferry-dock-project-san-francisco-california

Documents from 2020 of City and County of of San Francisco applying for permission from the National Marine Fisheries Service to Harass and kill Marine Mammals to build the Ferry Terminal at Treasure Island right at the location where Marine mammals feed, see They did the same for the Mission Bay Ferry Terminal in 2018 and in 2019 Gray Whales were killed in and around San Francisco Bay.

KTVU article on the death of 3 Gray Whales April 8, 2020
Three gray whales have been found dead in and around the San Francisco Bay in the past week. It’s raising concern among marine scientists who said that number is alarming. https://www.ktvu.com/news/three-dead-whales-found-in-san-francisco-bay-area-in-a-week

National Marine Fisheries Service
Application for Incidental Harassment
Authorization for Marine Mammals
TREASURE ISLAND / YERBA BUENA ISLAND REDEVELOPMENT
PROJECT
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
https://media.fisheries.noaa.gov/dam-migration/treasureisland_2020_proposediha_app_opr1.pdf

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. published this notice in the federal register
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/06/09/2020-12363/takes-of-marine-mammals-incidental-to-specified-activities-taking-marine-mammals-incidental-to

Marine Mammal Commission receiving letter for the request to look into this.  https://www.mmc.gov/wp-content/uploads/20-06-29-Harrison-City-of-SF-IHA.pdf

The National Marine Fisheries response to the Marine Mammal Commission to the initial notice above.   In the Federal Register notice: 
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/07/21/2020-15706/takes-of-marine-mammals-incidental-to-specified-activities-taking-marine-mammals-incidental-to

News Articles:

Builder, an online building magazine September 10, 2019: 
https://www.builderonline.com/land/local-markets/ferry-terminal-started-on-s-f-s-treasure-island_o  Chris Meany and Treasure Treasure Island Community Development (TICD) announce the ferry terminal .

Chronicle article:
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Treasure-Island-ferry-terminal-breaks-ground-in-14429457.php


Other documents

2004 report on placement of the ferry terminal building at other locations on Treasure Island PDF file Why didn’t they put the ferry docking at these locations instead and note the east side pier still exists Picture below page 8:

Supplement to Treasure Island
Ferry Terminal Location Study July 2004

2018 application by the City and County of San Francisco to harass and kill marine mammals for the Mission Bay Ferry Project :

Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Mission Bay Ferry and Water Taxi Landing Project in San Francisco Bay, California https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/10/22/2018-22923/takes-of-marine-mammals-incidental-to-specified-activities-taking-marine-mammals-incidental-to-the