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How a Deadly Explosion 70 Years Ago Led to Integrating the Navy

July 19, 2014 | 8:00 am

How a Deadly Explosion 70 Years Ago Led to Integrating the Navy

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The explosion at Port Chicago killed hundreds, and highlighted America’s racial inequities.

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At 100, a Veteran of Pearl Harbor Looks Back

November 11, 2013 | 4:35 pm

At 100, a Veteran of Pearl Harbor Looks Back

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Frank Hanley enlisted with hopes of becoming an electrician. The Navy, and history, had other plans.

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Nuclear Byproduct Levels on Treasure Island Higher than Navy Disclosed

April 12, 2013 | 12:01 am

Nuclear Byproduct Levels on Treasure Island Higher than Navy Disclosed

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by Matt Smith and Katharine Mieszkowski, Center for Investigative Reporting Land slated for development on Treasure Island contains elevated concentrations of cesium-137, a byproduct of nuclear fission associated with an increased risk of cancer, according to an independent analysis commissioned by the Center for Investigative Reporting. The findings, discovered through soil samples gathered by reporters […]

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Treasure Island Development Plans Inch Forward

December 3, 2012 | 11:03 am

Treasure Island Development Plans Inch Forward

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by Matt Smith and Katharine Mieszkowski, The Bay Citizen After a decade of delays, San Francisco is taking concrete steps toward turning the former sandbar known as Treasure Island into a $1.5 billion condominium community. However, obstacles remain for the project, a top priority for three of the city’s mayors. Barriers include political uncertainty about […]

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Treasure Island Sites Safe From Radiation, Health Officials Say

October 25, 2012 | 2:00 pm

Treasure Island Sites Safe From Radiation, Health Officials Say

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by Katharine Mieszkowski and Matt Smith, The Bay Citizen State health officials have declared day care and youth centers, ballfields, some residential backyards and other sites on Treasure Island safe from radiation in response to fears about the area’s nuclear past. The surveys taken from 24 publically accessible locations were not part of the Navy’s […]

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Navy Sought to Stifle Radiation Concerns About Treasure Island

August 28, 2012 | 10:06 am

Navy Sought to Stifle Radiation Concerns About Treasure Island

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Matt Smith and Katharine Mieszkowski, The Bay Citizen As U.S. Navy officials readied a report this summer acknowledging a broader history of radioactive contamination at Treasure Island, they also sought to prevent California health officials from adding to the written record their concerns that the cleanup had been mishandled, according to internal emails. The Navy […]

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