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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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


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.