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Treasure Island Contaminated with Radioactive Material, San Francisco has Plans to Turn it into a Second downtown!
02-26-2014, 12:10 AM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Treasure Island is contaminated with radioactive material left over from the decades the island was a naval base.

It's now being transferred into civilian hands, and the the city of San Francisco "has set its sights on erecting a second downtown there"

Despite the fact that radioactive debris has been found around the island, the Navy refuses to conduct testing that might show whether radiation cleanup should be started before development.

Independent testing by CIR and others has found high levels of radioactive substances at several spots on the island.

The history of the nuclear work done at Treasure Island and the lack of safety protocols at the time mean the contamination is most likely wide-spread.

Read more: thebulletin.org

Why anyone have the Navy investigate contamination? It's the Navy that did it FFS. Only in San Francisco would anyone think this is a good idea.
Maybe they can harness that energy and turn it into a big PC lightworker thingy. coffeetime.gif

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02-26-2014, 12:17 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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There must be some fukn laws or regulations!?! wtf2.gif
02-26-2014, 12:25 AM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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From the article:

Quote:[...] reported finding radium pieces that emitted enough radiation for a person at close range to receive, in an hour, five times the maximum radiation a nuclear worker is allowed to absorb in a year. Ionizing radiation increases cancer risks; eating or breathing traces of radioactive material can subject human cells to decades of bombardment that further raises those risks. In addition to the dangerously radioactive radium pieces, McLean’s readings showed that soil surrounding the objects was contaminated with traces of the material. Concentrations were not high enough to be certain people would be harmed, but such an unexpected discovery is supposed to prompt a thorough examination.
[...]

He also stated he was worried "bad guys could use (it) to make a dirty bomb.” damned.gif wtf2.gif

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02-26-2014, 12:32 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:Another example of the evolution of radiation safety standards starts with a 1974 memo. Navy safety inspectors ordered that a plastic bag full of glow-in-the-dark radium pieces be “disposed of as required.” The Navy personnel manual from that era said such objects could be buried on-site. Today, standards call for packaging radioactive waste materials in strong, airtight, shielded containers and shipping them to secure radioactive burial sites.

That's pretty bad. I wouldn't go there. damned.gif
02-26-2014, 05:13 AM #5
Below Average Genius Member
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It's a money saving move on the part of the city...they won't need to put up any street lights. coffeetime.gif

Pray for me. hug.gif
02-26-2014, 12:40 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif They can be all kinds of green, right before their hair starts falling out.

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02-26-2014, 12:54 PM #7
The Survivor Truthtard
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Well think of it this way. Cooking there will be a doddle, you won't need a Microwave.

Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.


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02-26-2014, 02:14 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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lmao.gif And your cellphone will recharge itself.

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02-26-2014, 03:40 PM #9
The Survivor Truthtard
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(02-26-2014, 02:14 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  lmao.gif And your cellphone will recharge itself.

That too lmao.gif

Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.


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02-26-2014, 11:04 PM #10
yankees skier
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I say Nancy Pelosi should be forced to stay there until she fully reads the ACA .coffeetime.gif

Biere.



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