MPPEH is a designation for material that is owned or controlled by DOD that, prior to determination of its explosive safety status, potentially contains explosive hazards and/or munitions. MPPEH is addressed by DOD Instruction 4140.62, “Material Potentially Presenting an Explosive Hazard,” November 25, 2008.
DLA Disposition Services must ensure that only Material Documented as Safe (MDAS) may be released to the public. As such, MPPEH property requires an MDAS Certification or Inert Certification prior to turn-in.
MDAS/Inert Certification must be included or attached to the DD Form 1348-1A and on each container/property.
Munitions containers and packaging material
Munitions debris remaining after munitions use
Disposal and range-related debris
Material potentially containing a high enough concentration of explosives such that the material presents and explosive hazard such as: equipment, drainage systems, holding tanks, piping, and ventilation ducts that were associated with munitions productions, demilitarization, or disposal operations.
MDAS is MPPEH that has been assessed and documented as not presenting an explosive hazard. MDAS Certification requires two independent signatures by trained and certified personnel.
The first signatory must be a technically-qualified, DOD employee or DOD Contractor who either witnessed or performed the initial 100-percent inspection or DDESB (Defense Explosive Safety Board)-approved processing of the material.
The second signatory must be a technically-qualified, U.S. citizen who is either a DOD employee or DOD Contractor who either performed or witnessed the 100-percent re-inspection or conducted an independent quality assurance inspection of processed material using an approved sampling method.
Each signatory must ensure the chain of custody was maintained before signing the explosives safety documentation.
The following MPPEH will be accepted by DLA Disposition Services as long as the MPPEH is certified Inert and includes an Inert Certification:
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:
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carol Harvey https://youtu.be/VzNot2vkWiU Otis Broughton, former Treasure Island resident, witnessed hazmat-suited workers removing hazardous radioactive waste material from his front yard at 1206D Mariner Drive Film posted on 8-21-20
Smadar Lavie’s Powerful Testimony of Racialized evictions from the Treasure Island, San Francisco California an EPA superfund site for Nuclear Radiation, Biological and Chemical warfare training. https://youtu.be/ngrtIw-MrS0 Oct 26, 2017
The following is the text from YouTube on this video:
The city of SF acts as slumlord of Treasure Island residents Treasure Island is a former US naval base between San Francisco and Oakland, California. It is known to be a highly radioactive site that has not been remediated. When the US military left the Island they gave it to the city of SF. The military housing became project housing and all residents of Treasure Island have the city of SF as a landlord. It is the 3rd most diverse neighborhood in the United States with 70% people of color, not including the many Muslims and Arabs that are counted as white. SF is planning the building of 8500 brand new housing units while acting as a slumlord to the residents, particularly targeting the Black Latino and Muslim residents with no cause evictions and daily harassment. Credits: Directed by Noémie Serfaty Second camera: Vera Yin Editing: Noémie Serfaty – Vera Yin Music: Sequestration by Nemeton – Adrian Newton http://nemeton.org.uk Creative Commons License Attribution Share Alike To see more videos by Noémie Serfaty: www.noematic.space
Heartbreaking video of Felita Sample and Andre Patterson who brought the obstruction of Justice Charge against Kamala Harris for putting the homeless onto a nuclear waste site and they describe their illness. Andre now has large cancers on his back. https://youtu.be/WxcIrbPAJxQ By the Video Labor Project.