Letter to the Navy in response to August 10 2021 RAB meeting

Dear Ms. Linz:
Can you send this to the meeting members
The Naval Research Laboratory conducted tests using mustard gas at Treasure Island to test the use of Decontamination Solution 2 versus DANC to be used in chemical warfare training on all navy bases. Mustard Gas was plentiful because the Navy was conducting chemical warfare training at Treasure Island.

https://treasureislandcalifornia.wordpress.com/2021/01/19/ti-the-smoking-gun-chemical-warfare-test-at-treasure-island-navy-evaluates-methods-use-to-clean-up-mustard-gas/

DANC is tetrachloroethane and RH195 powder which is a very concentrated form of Chlorine. The Navy at the time used the TCE for the tetrachloroethane when today we use it for Trichloroethylene which are both toxic in parts per million. They mixed 25 gallons at a time in metal garbage cans and dumped it directly onto the ground.

These photographs are from that article and their references are linked.

The training manual ABC Warfare Defense 1960 and 1963 were photographed on Treasure Island. You can see Alcatraz and the Golden Gate and the Marin Headlands in the background of the decontamination of the field gun photograph.

DS2 is
70 Percent Diethylenetriamine (DETA
28-percent methyl Cellosolve
2-percent sodium hydroxide by weight, also known as Lye or Caustic Soda.

DS2 was also dumped all over the ground and used on trucks, field guns, and the first USS Pandemonium which was located on Gateway Avenue right about where Kevin Elizabeth Kempf lives.

DS2 was so corrosive it required the repainting of the guns, trucks and vehicles used in the training , hence the need for auto hobby shops and bus painting facilities to repaint them for the next set of students. Later just painting over the vehicles was a way to contain the contamination but this presents a serious problem, what happened to those vehicles?

I have been going through the Navy reports starting with Operation Crossroads where on December 10, 1946 the Navy admitted to dumping radioactive sand from sand blasting and the radioactive acid from cleaning the pipes of the ships contaminated at the nuclear test at Bikini Atoll directly into San Francisco Bay and the order was given for all bays and harbors on the west coast and the Pacific making sure to not inform the barges that the content was radioactive so as to not cause a panic and in the process exposed the ecosystem to the contaminants directly.

https://disasterarea.home.blog/2020/10/18/dumping-nuclear-waste-directly-into-san-francisco-bay-and-used-as-fill-in-treasure-island-how-the-little-girl-found-fallout-in-her-treasure-box-the-cover-up-navy-report-10-december-1946/

Code 180 A
All/Crossroads/S99
S-E-C-R-E-T

NAVY DEPARTMENT
Bureau of Ships
Washington 25, D.C.

10 December 1946

MEMORANDUM

Subject: Conference on Radiological Safety; Report of.
Time: 0910, 27 November 1946.
Place: Navy Department, Bureau of Ships Room T3-2703.

Present: R.Adm.SOLBERG (BuShips) Col. NICHOLS (ManhatDist)
Capt. MAXWELL (BuShips) Col. ROPER (ManhatDist)
Cdr. REE (BuShips) Col. FIELDS (ManhatDist)
Cdr. HOFFMAN (BuShips ) Col. COONEY (RadSafe)
WesCoRep.) Capt.LYON (BuMed)
Cdr. LANGER (BuShips) Dr. HAMILTON (Univ.Calif)
Cdr. HAWES (BuShips)

So you see you should be looking for more chemicals and radiation in the Bay and on Treasure Island. The Army did it right and published their decontamination of the Edgewood Arsenal that also conducted the same training. You can learn from them! They did this with the EPA.

DTSC says that Treasure Island is unique for people living on a radiation site. It is unique to the DTSC but the EPA has 40 years of experience cleaning up nuclear radiation with people living on the site and you know what they did, they evacuated them!

I have been documenting the USNRDL technical reports where they were charged with decontamination of radiation in live fire incidents where the Navy purposely contaminated areas in Hunters Point Shipyard, Treasure Island, San Bruno and Camp Stoneman (Pittsburg CA) and Camp Parks (Dublin CA). The reports span the foundation of the lab all the way up to the late 1960s when the shipyard was determining the effect of sea water at depth on the SNAP portable nuclear reactors which were used in spacecraft (Mercury, Gemini and Apollo as well as satellites) and since the Navy was testing them at depth I am guessing sonar buoys?

Quite frankly I cannot see how you can justify placing people onto these sites.

There is a list of chemicals that were listed on site T117 in the Baseline report from 1994 and here is the link. The city placed the Treasure Island Skatepark between the Hazardous waste facility for Treasure Island when it was a base and the Radium Vault located on the other side of the building that forms the south wall of the skatepark. (between 343 and 342) You could not have picked a worse location for kids and young adults.

https://treasureislandcalifornia.wordpress.com/2021/08/02/treasure-island-radium-vault-and-hazardous-waste-facility-at-ti-skatepark/

Your contractors who are sampling the locations need to know that this history has taken place and adjust their sampling methods to search for this contamination and to warn them for their own personal safety of the types of contaminants present. One thing that needs to be said, and that is the people on the ground who are cleaning this up and the TIDA Members, the Navy, the staff and officials at City Hall, anyone who has stepped foot on these bases has been contaminated. It is not just the residents. So for your own health you need to investigate further before you subject 20000 more people to the contamination.

James Pepper

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Censored SF Board of Supervisors Meeting official transcript censored


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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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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