1946-09-04 CINPAC ORDERS Disposal of Target Vessels hit by two Atomic Bombs in Operation Crossroads

Navy Reports that document the dumping of nuclear waste directly into San Francisco Bay as well as other Navy Bases, the orders, correspondence, etc.

Citation: DTIC AD0473908: OPERATION CROSSROADS. RADIOLOGICAL DECONTAMINATION OF TARGET AND NON- TARGET VESSELS. VOLUME 3 pp 14-15
Citation: https://archive.org/download/DTIC_AD0473908/DTIC_AD0473908.pdf

FROM: CINCPAC TO: ALPAC 238
INFO: CNO
4 SEPT 46 BUSHIPS
COM 11/COMWESSEAFRON
COM 12/CJTF-l
COMDR ALL NAV TG JTF-1
COM 13/ COM 14

032333Z NCR 9560

ALL VESSELS AND SMALL BOATS INCLUDING SMALL LANDING CRAFT WHICH HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO RADIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION AS A RESULT OF CROSSROADS WILL BE TREATED AS FOLLOWS UNTIL DEFINITELY PROVEN SAFE BY MONITOR GROUPS TO BE ESTABLISHED AT SAN FRANCISCO, KWAJALEIN, GUAM AND UNTIL DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ARE PROMULGATED BY CJTF-1.

(A) VESSELS SHALL NOT BE DRYDOCKED.
(B) WORK WILL NOT BE UNDERTAKEN WHICH INVOLVED EXPOSURE OF PERSONNEL TO FUMES DUE TO WELDING OR CUTTING, OR TO DUST, IF ORIGINATED FROM SURFACES CONTAMINATED BY SEA WATER.
(C) BOATS DECLARED RADIOLOGICALLY SAFE WILL BE SUNK IN DEEP WATER NOT BURNED.
(D) BOATS DECLARED RADIOLOGICALLY SAFE WILL BE RETAINED AND TREATED AS NORMAL BOATS.
SINKING OF CONTAMINATED BOATS AT KWAJALEIN AUTHORISED. CNOB GUAM AUTHORIZED TO DESIGNATE SUITABLE REPRESENTATIVE KWAJALEIN TO INSURE COMPLIANCE

SECRET

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[Page 15]

CANO 302200 NOT TO ALL
CJTF-1 …COG
20F…OP03(33)…20K..,BUSHIPS…BAD 414…OP04…20P…ALPAC.
032333Z/238

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[Note the two orders on being radiologically safe, that error was fixed in subsequent orders but they already sank a whole bunch of small boats, not ships when the orders were clarified. Thos ein the know wanted to get rid of them as fast as possible knowing the danger involved. ]

[The locations of the sinkings are recorded but there is nothing there, they clearly didn’t report the right locations and for good reason. The USS Independence was found 80 miles away from its presumed location near the Farallon Islands sunk in 1947 when they realized the iron had been changed to a radioactive form of Iron due to the neutron bombardment of the nuclear explosion at Operation Crossroads, it was found by National Geographic in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and it was filled with nuclear waste]

OPERATION CROSSROADS. RADIOLOGICAL DECONTAMINATION OF TARGET AND NON- TARGET VESSELS. VOLUME 3. 1946 UNCLASSIFIED DNA ltr, 21 Apr 1982 DIRECTOR OF SHIP MATERIAL TECHNICAL INSPECTION REPORT

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