Atomic Biological and Chemcial Warfare course at Treasure Island.
U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland US Naval Biological Laboratory at the Naval Supply Center in Oakland UC Radiations Laboratory at Donner Laboratory on the UC campus General Electrics PG&E Atomic Reactor at Pleasanton US Naval Radiological Laboratory at Hunters Point.
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.
HRA, Historical Radiological Assessments are the documents the EPA is using to claim that Treasure Island, Hunters Point Shipyard and Mare Island are safe when in fact Port Humene which wrote them, is not only complicit in conducting radiological experiments with the US Navy’s Radiological Defense Lab at Hunters Point, they conducted chemical, biological and radiological experiments on their own base at Oxnard California!
They were active partners in the contamination, along with the University of California Berkeley and Stanford Research Institute, who also feature prominently in the USNRDL reports, some of which were published by them. So there is plenty of blame to go around but for the EPA to claim that these reports are accurate is total and complete BS. They have every reason to lie, their liability is off the charts!
City of San Francisco Officials, City Staff, Politicians and their families, why do you think your are immune to radiation? It is not just for poor people, it is an equal opportunity killer and you were exposed.
Lennar builders couldn’t have picked a worse site to locate their site office at Hunters point Shipyard, the Submarine Barracks (on English Street in map above), the decontamination chambers for the dock workers who sandblasted the radioactive ships from the Atomic Bomb tests in the Pacific.
If you worked for Lennar, or if you were a city official, or staff for the politicians, or a politician, and their families who did photo ops on the shipyard, you will need to watch out for cancer for the rest of your lives. That means telling your doctor that you were needlessly exposed to the products of an Atomic Bomb:
Film of the Navy purposely contaminating 43 square miles of San Francisco with Serratia marcescens in 1950 and in color, at 2:25 “Naval Concepts of Chemical and Biological Warfare” Naval Concepts of Chemical and Biological Warfare (1952), Department of Defense Film Production, National Archives and Records Administration Catalogue # 428.MN.9170A, Declassified NND Authority # 64044
They started this type of live training in 1949, This film is of a test from 1950. The hearings were not until 1977. How long did this continue? The Army was funding this test but it was the Navy that carried it out. Part of the Atomic, Biological and Chemical Warfare Defense courses at Treasure Island. This constant testing caused an incident in 1950 whereby 11 people in San Francisco were infected by a bacterium that produced a pneumonia that cost a man his life. Senator Edward Kennedy was very upset about this in a 1977 hearing and chewed out the Army official who told the committee about the problem.
NIH report on Serratia infections which shows that it’s a serious problem today, it was not “safe” like they thought it was in 1950 and is the cause of hospital infections to this day.
INNUMERABLE ships of the recent war owe their survival to their damage control organizations. This was true, especially, because damage control may be considered two ways: defensively, or preparation for anticipated damage; and offensively, or steps taken after the damage has occurred. The scope of damage control has been considerably broadened and now includes all classes of shipboard damage, fire fighting, chemical and biological warfare, and radiological defense. On Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay all of these phases are included in courses of instruction given at the U. S. Naval Damage Control Training Center.
Post Graduate Medical Training Possibilities for Reserve Medical Officers, Particularly Those Recently Ordered to Active Duty: The attention of Reserve medical officers, particularly those recently ordered to active duty, is invited to the following information concerning postgraduate medical training that is available to them Continue reading “TI-Post Graduate Medical Training for Reserves 4 July 1947”→