Treasure Island, in San Francisco CA the Navy’s Atomic, Biological and Chemical (ABC) School Course List

Treasure Island which is being developed for real estate by builders with political connections even though it is an EPA Superfund site for Nuclear Radiation; the city of San Francisco placed public housing on the site in the former barracks of the base. For background on this problem look at this article by Reuters “A California Naval base shutters, and contamination lingers decades later” CONDEMNED: After the Navy closed the Treasure Island base in 1997, San Francisco planned much-needed new housing. Decades later, pollution lingers, leaving new housing a mirage.” REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage.

This is a course list from 1978 of the courses provided on the Island at the US Navy’s Command School and Damage Control School. Note the Atomic, Biological and Chemical (ABC) school was renamed Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) school.

The school built a mockup of a ship USS Pandemonium which they laced with Radioactive Isotopes and the sailors learned to find the radiation and use various techniques to clean the ship by hand and also use fire-fighting hoses to spray the radiation off of the ship and down the drain into the Bay. Also they buried radioactive materials all over the island for the sailors to find.

This most likely explains how a little girl had fallout beads in her treasure box, along with radium dials that were removed from ships which she found digging for “Treasure” on Treasure Island! Fallout varies in size the larger closer into a nuclear blast and when it forms, it becomes a bead or drop shaped piece of glass. The US Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory at Hunters Point Shipyard collected fallout at nuclear tests by specifically collecting this fallout for study by building collectors placed at the Nuclear Test Sites.

The Courses:

Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. The 1978 Guide. 3: Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC Office on Educational Credit
Department of Defense, Washington, DC 1978

NV-0801-0004 NBC DEFENSE FOR PETTY OFFICERS

Course Number: Not available.
Location: Version I: Damage Control Training Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Version 2: Damage Control School, Treasure Island, CA.
Length: 3 weeks (90 hours).
Exhibit Dates: 5/68-Present.
Objectives: To train personnel to perform as advanced damage-control men strikers.
Instruction: Lectures and practical exercises in nuclear, biological, and chemical defense afloat, including classification, detection, and decontamination of BW /CW agents and nuclear radiation; operation and maintenance of radiac equipment, maintenance of protective clothing and masks; training of personnel in monitoring and decontamination procedures for repair parties; nuclear warfare defense; and NBC warfare defense organization.
Credit Recommendation: No credit because of the military nature of the course (5/74).

NV-0801-0005 NBC WARFARE DEFENSE ASHORE

Course Number: A-7K-011.
Location: Version 1: Army Chemical School, Ft. McClellan, AL. Version 2: Schools Command, Treasure Island, CA.
Length: 6 weeks (168-185 hours).
Exhibit Dates: 4/66 – Present.
Objectives: To Train officers to perform as disaster control officers for shore establishments.
Instruction: Lectures and practical exercises in disaster control procedures, including organization; nuclear, biological and chemical agents and effects; nuclear, biological and chemical warfare defense and accident control; disaster control operation; radiological detection; and decontamination.
Credit Recommendation: no credit because of the military nature of the course (12/68)

NV-0802-0001 ABC DEFENSE FOR SHIPBOARD INSTRUCTORS

Course Number: None
Location: Damage Control Training Center, Treasures Island, CA
Length: 3 Weeks (104 hours).
Exhibit Dates: 1/62-12/68
Objectives: To train enlisted personnel to assist officers in organizing and donducting training programs in shipboard defense.
Instruction: Lectures in instructor training and in nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare defense afloat.
Credit Recommendation: In the vocational certificate category, 1 semester hour in occupational safety (1/74), in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in occupational safety (1/74)

NV-0802-0008 ABC WARFARE DEFENSE AFLOAT

Course Number: Not available.
Location: Version 1: Damage Control Training Center, Philadelphia, PA. Version 2: Schools Command, Treasure Island, CA
Length: 5 weeks (123-174 hours).
Exhibit Dates: 12/59-12/68.
Objectives: To train officers in atomic, biological, and chemical warfare defense afloat.
Instruction: Lectures and practical exercises on ABC warfare defense afloat including atomic, biological, and chemical warfare effects on personnel, ships and equipment; methods used to reduce or negate these effects; casualty minimization; requirements of shipboard ABC-damage control; radiological detections; nuclear weapon accidents, protection and decontamination; disaster recovery; shipboard organization, and anti-personnel biological warfare.
Credit Recommendation: No credit because of the specialized nature of the course (12/68).

NV-1715-0545 RADIAC INSTRUMENT MAINTENANCE

Course Number: A-670-0020.
Location: Version 1: Damage Control School, Treasure Island, CA. Version 2: Naval Schools Command, Treasure Island, CA/
Length: Version 1: 5 weeks (82 hours). Version 2: 4 weeks (90 hours).
Exhibit Dates: Version 1: 8/70-Present.
Version 2: 1/66-7/70.
Objectives: To Train enlisted personnel to be radiac technicians.
Instruction: Lectures and practical exercises in operation, maintenance, and repair of radiation related equipment, including dosage hazards, radiological monitoring and decontamination; basic nuclear physics; radiac computer indicator, detector, and calibrator maintenance; radioactive sources leak testing, atomic energy commission license requirements, electronics review; and standard test equipment.
Credit Recommendation: Version 1: In the vocational certificate category, 2 semester hours in radiation equipment maintenance (4/74); in the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in radiation equipment maintenance, and credit in physics laboratory on the basis of institutional examination (4/74); in the upper-division baccalaureate category, credit in electrical laboratory on the basis of institutional examination (4/74). Version 2: In the vocational certificate category, 1 semester hour in radiation equipment maintenance (4/74); in the lower-division (redacted) baccalaureate/associated degree category, 1 Semester hour in radiation equipment maintenance, and credit in physics laboratory on the basis of instructional examination (4/74); in the upper-division baccalaureate category, credit in electrical laboratory ON THE BASIS OF INSTITUTIONAL EXAMINATION (4/74).

NV-1728-0012 DAMAGE CONTROLLMEN CLASS A HT-A PHASE 1

Course Number: A-780-0035; A-780-0036.
Location: Damage Control Training Center, Philadelphia, PA; Damage Control Training Center, Treasure Island, CA.
Length: 7-8 weeks (240 hours).
Exhibit Dates: 7/70-Present.
Objectives: To train enlisted personnel in damage control techniques.
Instruction: Lectures and practical exercises in hull and hull system, casualty control, shoring, hull and pipe patching, plastic repairs, firefighting, basic nuclear physics, characteristics of nuclear bursts, classification and detection of biological and chemical agents, shipboard decontamination, use and care of oxygen breathing equipment.
Credit Recommendation: In/the vocational certificate category, 1 semester hour in firefighting, 3 in damage control (5/74); in the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in firefighting, 3 in damage control (5/74)

Naval Standards

Apprentice (E-2)

914 NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL (NBC) DEFENSE

914201 Use of protective mask in a chamber or environment of riot control agent (CS) or dense smoke
914202 Use of currently issued protective and self-aid equipment and methods of adapting regularly issued clothing and equipment for protection against contamination.
914203 Markers used to indicate that an area in contaminated
914204 Means by which biological operation agents enter the body
914205 Methods of dissemination of agents : (A) aerosols; (B) sabotage
914206 Methods used to decontaminate personnel

914207 Use of atropine
914208 Characteristics and effects of the following: (A) nerve agents; (B) blister agents; (C) blood agents; (D) choking agents; (E) screening agents
914209 Protective measures to be followed in the event of NBC attack
914210 Duties of member of a decontamination team
914211 Duties of member of a monitoring team other than monitor
914212 General procedures to be followed prior to, during, and after attack as set forth in the NBC defense bills

Apprentice (E-3)

914 NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL (NBC) DEFENSE

914301 Effects of nuclear radiation (alpha and beta particles, gamma rays and neutrons)
914302 Meanwhile of the following terms as applied to radiological defense: (A) radiac; (B) radiation dose; (C) radiation dose rate; (D) safe stay time; (E) material condition “Circle William”
914303 Differences between radiation and radiological contamination
914304 Purpose and use of the casualty dosimeter in terms of when used, by whom, and for what purpose
914305 Purpose, use of, and how to interpret a self-reading pocket dosimeter

Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)

914 NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL (NBC) DEFENSE

914501 Basic organization of teams to decontaminate radioactive areas and areas contaminated by chemical or biological agents.

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Radioactive object found near homes at Hunters Point shipyard

Article Link:

Jason Fagone and Cynthia Dizikes Sep. 13, 2018 Updated: Sep. 14, 2018 9:39 a.m. San Francisco Chronicle

Approximate location of the deck marker located just outside the submarine barracks where the workers who cleaned the radiation on ships sent to Hunters Point Shipyard after the nuclear tests in the pacific were cleaned. Ironically the builder ( Lennar) of the New Construction had their onsite headquarters in one of these barracks where the nuclear radiation contaminated workers ate their lunch. I wonder if their workers knew they were headquartered on one of the most nuclear contaminated buildings on the site? Generally they were designed to be a buffer zone between the contaminated portions of the base where workers would shower and change clothes after they spent the day sandblasting the radiation off of the ships. Eventually the Navy gave up on the ships that were the target of the nuclear blasts and sank them off the coast of most of the ports on the west coast of the US.

The USS Indianapolis that was cleaned at Hunters Point and then sunk at what is now the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The Navy stuffed the ship with thousands of barrels of nuclear waste when they sent it to the bottom of the Bay and they also dumped the barrels off the Farallon Islands where unfortunately they are only a few hundred feet in depth well within the range of fishing vessels for the Bay Area.

The Article:
“A highly radioactive object has been discovered at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard next to a housing area that has been declared safe and free of radioactive contamination for more than a decade, The Chronicle has learned. The finding is the latest problem at San Francisco’s most ambitious redevelopment project in a century — an effort to transform a 500-acre Superfund waste site into a bustling waterfront neighborhood of 12,000 homes.”

“The housing area is known as Parcel A. The California Department of Public Health is scanning it for radioactivity after revelations that employees of the Navy’s main cleanup contractor, Tetra Tech, faked radiation measurements in other parts of the shipyard. Parcel A residents and city officials demanded a test after whistle-blowers and media reports raised the possibility that some of those problems may have extended to Parcel A, where 300 housing units have been completed and an additional 150 are under construction.But the discovery of a radium device is startling because the city and multiple government agencies have said for years that any contamination on Parcel A was cleaned up long ago. The Navy transferred the 75-acre parcel to the city in 2004. The land is now owned by home builder and developer Lennar Corp. Public officials have repeatedly assured residents that no harmful radioactivity exists near their homes and they have nothing to worry about.”

Gavin Newsom cashed in on homeless in San Francisco by taxing them 85% to force them into living on the EPA Superfund site for nuclear radiation

The Tax rate in San Francisco on the homeless is 81.5% for the sighted and 85% for the blind. This is why it is a sanctuary city, the money goes to housing for the homeless and they put many of the homeless on the EPA superfund site Treasure Island which was the Navy’s school for (ABC) Atomic Biological and Chemical Warfare which was later changed to NBC for Nuclear Biological and Chemical Warfare. They taught sailors to clean up after these types of attacks. They had another school at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds on the East Coast near Baltimore.

According to Ballotpedia.org : “In 2002, Newsom sponsored San Francisco Proposition N, also known as the “Care Not Cash” initiative, which passed into law with 60 percent voter approval. The initiative reduced cash payments to the city’s homeless from between $320 and $395 a month to $59 a month, replacing the difference with the value of services such as housing, other forms of shelter, and meals.[8][9]

Newsom argued that the cash-only system of assistance led to drug- and alcohol-related deaths and that shifting from the cash-only system would free up money to provide more services to the homeless. Arguments against the initiative included that it would take money away from those who spent it on housing, substance abuse treatment, and other necessities without adequately replacing those services.[9]”
https://ballotpedia.org/Gavin_Newsom

Funny how the money never went to more housing. The homeless in San Francisco are taxed by the city on their welfare checks.

[8]San Francisco Chronicle, “Gavin Newsom draws line on SF street behavior: City now ‘too permissive,'” October 7, 2018

[9]San Francisco Ballot Propositions Database, “Proposition N: Adjusting Services and Payments to Homeless Individuals,” accessed May 30, 2019

Navy calls Treasure Island safe, but radiological and chemical toxins announced on Prop 65 signs

Carol Harvey’s reported YouTube Video Link Jul 2, 2019
According to the landlords, the notice that the land the buildings are built upon is an ongoing cleanup effort. But the tenants do not have that information in their leases. It is all BS. The landlords claim they have provided the information but it is not there. They never got around to telling the tenants that they are living on a nuclear site.

Radiation expert, Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai, exposes the inbred politics of the corrupt cleanup.

Radiation expert, Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai, exposes the inbred politics of the corrupt cleanup.

Gavin Newsom the current Governor of California’s cousin Lawrence Pelosi was Lennar’s Vice President of Naval Base Acquisitions and Darius Anderson who was with the Treasure Island Community Development had a fundraiser where he retired 400,000 dollars of Gavin Newsom’s campaign debt according to Dr Sumchai. Lawrence Pelosi is related to Nancy Pelosi and Gavin Newsom. TDr. Sumchai states that Tetra Tech sent truckloads of waste to Keller Landfill near Pittsburg California in Contra Costa County making the problem a statewide issue and she raised this with then Governor Jerry Brown.

What politicians, the Navy and the EPA don’t want you to know: Treasure Island and Hunters Point are equally toxic Superfund sites

October 31, 2018 by Carol Harvey San Francisco Bay View; National Black Newspaper
Comprehensive Article
Watch the Videos, the political corruption is explained.
EPA director on the TIDA development board.

“Though Treasure Island bears a certified EPA Superfund site identification number, CA7170023330, EPA officials like Jared Blumenfeld, TIDA board member who rose to direct federal EPA District 9, refuse to include this Bay Area toxic landform on the EPA’s National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites online, thereby concealing the truth from potential Treasure Island renters.”

There is a picture of Paul Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi’s son and Jared Blumenfeld “Paul Pelosi Jr. poses with Jared Blumenfeld, federal director for EPA San Francisco District 9, when Blumenfeld was on the Treasure Island Development Authority Board.”

Jared Blumenfeld was the EPA Administrator for the Western District of the US in the Obama Administration. Jared Blumenfeld was appointed to the California EPA agency by Governor Gavin Newsom in January 2019.

Media silent as Navy digs 1,280 radiological objects from Treasure Island

Article Link https://sfbayview.com/2018/10/media-silent-as-navy-digs-1280-radiological-objects-from-treasure-island/
by Carol Harvey San Francisco Bay View; National Black Newspaper October 12, 2018

In 2014, Don Wadsworth, radiation specialist, a Navy subcontractor and now whistleblower, told NBC Bay Area We Investigate reporter Vicki Nguyen that an object the Navy photographed at 1101 Bigelow Court was a million times above the EPA limits for human toleration. However, in its 2014 Historical Radiological Assessment Supplemental Technical Memorandum (HRASTM), Figure 10, the Navy documents only this photograph of one radioactive object at 1101 Bigelow Court. Despite the Navy’s disclaimer, imagine this radioactive object multiplied 1,280 times. That is the total number of radiological objects Treasure Island Environmental Project Manager cited in March 2018 that the Navy located between 2006 and 2018. At the Hunters Point Shipyard, a single “deck marker” like this one is slowing down or halting a $8 billion development.

“At the March 2018 Treasure Island Restoration Advisory Board meeting, remediation project manager Dave Clark “recollected” that, between 2006 and 2016, the Navy unearthed 1,280 radiological objects, one for every two residents.”

Article contains many videos relating to the disaster, the last video in particular shows the radioactive lake created in the cleanup and the signs by the Navy warning of the radioactive site.

Connected Treasure Island Developers Cultivated Profitable Deal

http://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=Connected_Treasure_Island_Developers_Cultivated_Profitable_Deal

Historical Essay
by Alison Hawkes and Bernice Yeung

How the city handed over control of one of the city’s most scenic locales — despite audits, voter anger and rebellious bureaucrats.

This article points out the relationships of all the key players in developing this Island even though it is irradiated. The politicians and their family connections to the developers.

Navy does damage control for Pelosi, Feinstein and Lennar as it continues to claim Treasure Island and Hunters Point Shipyard are ‘safe’

Another $22 million down the rat hole?
by Steve Zeltzer, KPFA WorkWeek Radio
July 5, 2018

“The U.S. Navy had its every-three-months dog and pony show at the Treasure Island Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The previous meeting included a Tetra Tech representative and a loud confrontation, but this time Tetra Tech representatives were not on the panel since there are now two Tetra Tech managers in federal prison for falsifying the cleanup records at Hunters Point and an ongoing grand jury investigation with likely more sealed indictments that could lead to further criminal action against the top management of Tetra Tech.

Since the scandal blow-up, however, Congresswoman Pelosi has arranged to get another $42 million from the budget reconciliation bill for more retesting on formerly tested contaminated land in the Superfund site at Hunters Point Shipyard. This is after $1 billion has already been expended by the U.S. government to clean up Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island, which are both Superfund sites.”

“Behind the continued effort to push forward with both the developments at Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island are Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who have deep financial connections to this development of the Shipyard and Treasure Island. Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum, financially pushed for the development; his company has the primary contract to build condos at Treasure Island. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s nephew, Laurence Pelosi, was an executive of Lennar – in charge of real estate acquisitions – while she was pushing for the development and getting hundreds of millions for the “cleanup.””

“Former Mayor Willie Brown had been instrumental in arranging for the U.S. Navy to prepare the site to turn it over to the city for future million-dollar condos. In the meantime, they placed low income African American families and homeless on the Island.”

Hunters Point Reports

The Article

Extensive reports on the Hunters Island Navy Base. PDF files that explain the fraud and the history of the project The Committee to Bridge the Gap Extensive reports on the Hunters Island Navy Base.

Given that the website might not be working, all of a sudden, it just stopped! I will post the first report which gives the background on the mess. If the website is permanently down I will post the rest of the links.

Report 1: Hunters Point Naval Shipyard: The Nuclear Arms Race Comes Home – October 18, 2018