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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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September 27, 2012 | 8:32 am

A.M. Splash: SF Archbishop Faces Protests; Occupy SF Camp Removed; Law Revises Calif. Schools Ratings; Taxes Fund Solar Projects

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Old Occupy camp dismantled on Market Street (SF Chronicle) The final vestige of the past year’s Occupy encampments in San Francisco was swept off the street late Wednesday night in a speedy police raid that had the mostly homeless denizens shooed off or arrested, and their tents trucked away, before reinforcing activists could arrive to […]

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SF Wants State to Conduct New Study of Treasure Island Cleanup

September 11, 2012 | 11:50 am

SF Wants State to Conduct New Study of Treasure Island Cleanup

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by Matt Smith and Katharine Mieszkowsk, The Bay Citizen San Francisco will ask the state to conduct its own investigation of the cleanup of radioactive waste on Treasure Island, after receiving complaints that contractors hired by the U.S. Navy might have mishandled contaminated material. “We would like (state officials) to go out and conduct independent scans,” […]

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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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Radiation Contamination on Treasure Island More Widespread Than Reported

August 17, 2012 | 1:50 pm

Radiation Contamination on Treasure Island More Widespread Than Reported

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by Matt Smith, The Bay Citizen Radioactive contamination at the Treasure Island Naval Station, where San Francisco plans to build a high-rise community for 20,000 residents, is more widespread than previously disclosed, according to a new U.S. Navy report and other documents obtained by The Bay Citizen. Although the Navy and one state agency say […]

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Morning Splash: Blue Shield to Set 2% Profit Cap, Return Overage; Supes Approve Treas. Island Plan

June 8, 2011 | 7:48 am

Morning Splash: Blue Shield to Set 2% Profit Cap, Return Overage; Supes Approve Treas. Island Plan

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Blue Shield will cap profits at 2 percent (SF Chronicle) A plan announced by Blue Shield of California on Tuesday to cap its profit at 2 percent and give back anything over that amount to its health care providers and policyholders was praised by some as the right step during a time of rising health […]

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May 31, 2011 | 3:01 pm

Blog Beat: Treas. Island’s 40-Foot Statue of Naked Woman; Letter to Jean Quan Re: Library Cuts

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A 40-foot statue of a naked woman dancing has just been installed on Treasure Island. Photos of “Bliss Dance” on Civic Center. On Oakland Local, a letter to Jean Quan from a children’s librarian, arguing for less funding for police in place of the severe cuts to libraries that the mayor has proposed under one […]

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Morning Splash:PG&E Gives Up On Finding Documents; Treasure Island Plan Moves Forward

April 22, 2011 | 8:01 am

Morning Splash:PG&E Gives Up On Finding Documents; Treasure Island Plan Moves Forward

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PG&E says it can’t satisfy order for documentation (SF Chronicle) Pacific Gas and Electric Co. told California regulators Thursday that it will never find documents for some of its older gas pipelines, and that if the state doesn’t accept “assumptions” about some pipes, the company will have to spend five years shutting them down and […]

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