Nuclear Radiation On San Francisco’s Treasure Island: We Don’t Need To Know, Apparently

Nuclear Radiation On San Francisco’s Treasure Island: We Don’t Need To Know, Apparently (ZeroHedge, Aug 17, 2012):

“That amount of radium found to date cannot be explained by gauges, deck markers, and decontamination activities,” wrote Stephen Woods, an environmental cleanup manager at the California Department of Public Health, about Treasure Island, the rectilinear speck of land in the San Francisco Bay two-and-a-half miles of white caps from our kitchen window. It summed up decades of US Government efforts to bury nuclear sins under layers of ignorance.

The US Government created Treasure Island from fill in 1937 and connected it to Yerba Buena Island, the overgrown rock in the middle of the Bay Bridge. After the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939/1940, it became a naval base. In 1993, the Navy started the process of cleaning up the island so that the City of San Francisco, which had agreed to buy it for $105 million, would accept it—pending approval by state health officials.

Meanwhile, 2,800 people, oblivious to what was buried on the island, moved into the housing units they rented from the Navy. Developers are scheduled to break ground on a high-rise complex next year. The population could eventually swell to 20,000. Alas, in an excellent piece of reporting, The Bay Citizen, a nonprofit news organization, reveals a homegrown nuclear debacle kept out of public view by decades of deception.

After World War II, Treasure Island became a training center for nuclear decontamination. In a 2006 report on the cleanup, the Navy concluded that the locations of the USS Pandemonium, the mockup of a ship used for decontamination training, were free from radiation, and that a 170-acre area was ready to be transferred to San Francisco. But contractors hired by the Navy kept running into radioactivity of such magnitude that one worker was exposed to the maximum radiation dosage allowed under Nuclear Regulatory Commission guidelines and was sent off the job.

Read moreNuclear Radiation On San Francisco’s Treasure Island: We Don’t Need To Know, Apparently

Secrets in Plain Sight (Full Video)

A MUST-SEE!!!

(Especially for all those sheeple that still believe that there could not possibly be a conspiracy by a power elite.)



YouTube

Synopsis:

Secrets In Plain Sight is an awe inspiring exploration of great art, architecture, and urban design which skillfully unveils an unlikely intersection of geometry, politics, numerical philosophy, religious mysticism, new physics, music, astronomy, and world history.

Exploring key monuments and their positions in Egypt, Stonehenge, Jerusalem, Rome, Paris, London, Edinburgh, Washington DC, New York, and San Francisco brings to light a secret obsession shared by pharaohs, philosophers and kings; templars and freemasons; great artists and architects; popes and presidents, spanning the whole of recorded history up to the present time.

As the series of videos reveals how profound ancient knowledge inherited from Egypt has been encoded in units of measurement, in famous works of art, in the design of major buildings, in the layout of city streets and public spaces, and in the precise placement of obelisks and other important monuments upon the Earth, the viewer is led to perceive an elegant harmonic system linking the human body with the architectural, urban, planetary, solar, and galactic scales.

Radioactive Cesium In San Francisco Area Milk (With Best-By Date Of 2/16/2012) 50% Higher Than EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Limit

UCB Milk Sampling Results (Department of Nuclear Engineering UCB ):

Pasteurized, Homogenized Milk

Best By Date Sample Volume I131 I132 Cs134 Cs137 Te132 Data
Liters Bq/L (liters**) Bq/L (liters**) Bq/L (liters**) Bq/L (liters**) Bq/L (liters**)
03/25/2011 20:31 0.946 less than MDA
[MDA=0.93]
less than MDA
[MDA=27.73]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.15]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.34]
less than MDA
[MDA=12.65]
data
04/04/2011 12:00 1 0.54±0.10
[MDA=0.35]
(5.0e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=1.99]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.32]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.29]
1.46±0.29
[MDA=1.16]
(1.7e+04)
data
04/08/2011 06:14 3.45 0.24±0.05
[MDA=0.20]
(1.1e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=2.43]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.08]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.20]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.66]
data
04/11/2011 00:00 3.45 0.56±0.07
[MDA=0.28]
(4.8e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.94]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.24]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.29]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.57]
data
04/14/2011 00:00 3.45 0.61±0.06
[MDA=0.18]
(4.5e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.50]
0.07±0.02
[MDA=0.07]
(3.3e+04)
0.09±0.02
[MDA=0.08]
(2.9e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.25]
data
04/16/2011 10:53 3.45 0.48±0.05
[MDA=0.17]
(5.6e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.51]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.08]
0.15±0.03
[MDA=0.12]
(1.8e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.27]
data
04/18/2011 07:18 3.45 0.82±0.08
[MDA=0.11]
(3.3e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.31]
0.14±0.02
[MDA=0.10]
(1.8e+04)
0.19±0.03
[MDA=0.12]
(1.4e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.11]
data
04/21/2011 12:51 3.45 1.14±0.11
[MDA=0.12]
(2.4e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.29]
0.39±0.04
[MDA=0.08]
(6.2e+03)
0.43±0.04
[MDA=0.10]
(6.3e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.19]
data
04/28/2011 09:21 3.45 0.51±0.05
[MDA=0.17]
(5.3e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.50]
0.43±0.04
[MDA=0.10]
(5.7e+03)
0.44±0.04
[MDA=0.10]
(6.1e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.32]
data
05/02/2011 06:22 3.45 0.52±0.05
[MDA=0.10]
(5.2e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.39]
0.39±0.04
[MDA=0.09]
(6.3e+03)
0.55±0.05
[MDA=0.10]
(4.9e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.10]
data
05/02/2011 06:40 3.45 0.49±0.06
[MDA=0.27]
(5.5e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=4.68]
0.41±0.04
[MDA=0.05]
(5.9e+03)
0.52±0.05
[MDA=0.06]
(5.1e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=2.63]
data
05/09/2011 12:00 3.45 less than MDA
[MDA=0.18]
less than MDA
[MDA=2.58]
0.29±0.03
[MDA=0.05]
(8.4e+03)
0.34±0.03
[MDA=0.06]
(7.9e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=1.02]
data
05/16/2011 09:32 3.45 less than MDA
[MDA=0.23]
less than MDA
[MDA=1.45]
0.19±0.02
[MDA=0.07]
(1.3e+04)
0.29±0.03
[MDA=0.08]
(9.4e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.64]
data
05/19/2011 08:20 3.45 less than MDA
[MDA=0.15]
less than MDA
[MDA=2.34]
0.16±0.02
[MDA=0.08]
(1.5e+04)
0.23±0.02
[MDA=0.07]
(1.2e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.85]
data
05/23/2011 07:26 3.45 less than MDA
[MDA=0.13]
less than MDA
[MDA=1.13]
0.15±0.02
[MDA=0.08]
(1.6e+04)
0.24±0.02
[MDA=0.07]
(1.1e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.74]
data
05/26/2011 11:03 3.45 less than MDA
[MDA=0.21]
less than MDA
[MDA=4.63]
0.15±0.03
[MDA=0.11]
(1.6e+04)
0.24±0.02
[MDA=0.10]
(1.1e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=1.12]
data
05/30/2011 07:26 3.45 less than MDA
[MDA=0.26]
less than MDA
[MDA=2.69]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.07]
0.20±0.03
[MDA=0.13]
(1.3e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.64]
data
06/06/2011 05:55 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.11]
less than MDA
[MDA=1.29]
0.08±0.01
[MDA=0.05]
(3.2e+04)
0.12±0.02
[MDA=0.07]
(2.2e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.23]
data
06/09/2011 08:24 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.13]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.74]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.05]
0.14±0.03
[MDA=0.13]
(1.9e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.33]
data
06/20/2011 06:52 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.09]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.93]
0.15±0.02
[MDA=0.09]
(1.6e+04)
0.09±0.02
[MDA=0.06]
(3.0e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.32]
data
06/27/2011 05:53 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.10]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.58]
0.06±0.01
[MDA=0.05]
(3.9e+04)
0.12±0.02
[MDA=0.08]
(2.3e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.28]
data
07/07/2011 11:43 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.11]
less than MDA
[MDA=1.79]
0.11±0.02
[MDA=0.07]
(2.3e+04)
0.13±0.02
[MDA=0.08]
(2.2e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.45]
data
07/16/2011 12:55 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.18]
less than MDA
[MDA=3.09]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.08]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.07]
less than MDA
[MDA=1.15]
data
07/21/2011 13:25 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.21]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.97]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.11]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.13]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.61]
data
07/28/2011 05:37 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.12]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.63]
0.14±0.02
[MDA=0.09]
(1.8e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.10]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.44]
data
08/04/2011 08:30 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.11]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.61]
0.11±0.02
[MDA=0.07]
(2.1e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.07]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.41]
data
08/11/2011 08:26 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.11]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.59]
0.11±0.02
[MDA=0.09]
(2.2e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.11]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.42]
data
08/22/2011 07:18 1.66 less than MDA
[MDA=0.14]
less than MDA
[MDA=2.61]
0.047±0.010
[MDA=0.041]
(5.2e+04)
0.052±0.013
[MDA=0.044]
(5.2e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=1.84]
data
09/12/2011 10:43 1.81 less than MDA
[MDA=0.062]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.300]
0.055±0.010
[MDA=0.042]
(4.4e+04)
0.059±0.013
[MDA=0.046]
(4.6e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.219]
data
09/29/2011 11:04 1.81 less than MDA
[MDA=0.060]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.121]
0.080±0.010
[MDA=0.039]
(3.0e+04)
0.101±0.013
[MDA=0.045]
(2.7e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.107]
data
10/01/2011 09:39 1.81 less than MDA
[MDA=0.091]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.353]
0.059±0.008
[MDA=0.034]
(4.1e+04)
0.076±0.013
[MDA=0.045]
(3.6e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.300]
data
10/10/2011 11:43 1.81 less than MDA
[MDA=0.153]
less than MDA
[MDA=2.19]
0.056±0.010
[MDA=0.044]
(4.4e+04)
0.088±0.015
[MDA=0.049]
(3.1e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=2.02]
data
12/29/2011 07:54 1.81 less than MDA
[MDA=0.053]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.131]
0.068±0.011
[MDA=0.044]
(3.6e+04)
0.075±0.015
[MDA=0.052]
(3.6e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.126]
data
02/16/2012 10:55 1.81 less than MDA
[MDA=0.060]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.159]
0.052±0.011
[MDA=0.045]
(4.6e+04)
0.115±0.016
[MDA=0.053]
(2.4e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.228]
data

 

Cesium-134 at 0.052 Bq/L
Cesium-137 at 0.115 Bq/L

Radioactive Cesium = 0.167 bq/L  = 4.526 picocuries/L

EPA’s maximum contaminant limit is 3.0 picocuries/L.

Flashback:

Jeff McMahon, Contributor:

Yes, David, I know. Very complicated to explain. EPA lumps these gamma and beta emitters together under one collective MCL, so if you’re seeing cesium-137 in your milk or water, the MCL is 3.0 picocuries per liter; if you’re seeing iodine-131, the MCL is 3.0; if you’re seeing cesium-137 and iodine-131, the MCL is still 3.0.

Read moreRadioactive Cesium In San Francisco Area Milk (With Best-By Date Of 2/16/2012) 50% Higher Than EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Limit

$179 Annual Fee To Allow People To Move To Front Line At San Francisco International Airport

Faster security screening offered for a fee at SFO (San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 1, 2012):

Frequent travelers who use San Francisco International Airport once again will be able to get through security a little faster with the return of a fee-based pre-screening program approved by the Airport Commission on Tuesday.

The CLEAR program, operated by a private company, Alclear LLC, will allow people to move to – or near – the front of the line to get their carry-on items screened. It will allow them to bypass the regular first tier of security where travelers must provide a driver’s license or passport to a Transportation Security Administration employee and instead use an automated kiosk.

“It provides predictability in getting to the front of the line and getting through clearance faster,” said SFO director John Martin.

Participants must pay a $179 annual fee for the special treatment. Spouses or domestic partners can be added on for an extra $50, and their children 17 years old and younger can join for free.

Read more$179 Annual Fee To Allow People To Move To Front Line At San Francisco International Airport

Bizarre: Lost iPhone 5 Prototype Update: Police Waiting In Car While Apple Investigators Search Man’s Home

Lost iPhone 5 Update: Police ‘Assisted’ Apple Investigators in Search of SF Man’s Home (San Francisco News, Sep. 2 2011):

The bizarre saga involving a lost prototype of the iPhone 5 has taken another interesting turn. Contradicting past statements that no records exist of police involvement in the search for the lost prototype, San Francisco Police Department spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield now tells SF Weekly that “three or four” SFPD officers accompanied two Apple security officials in an unusual search of a Bernal Heights man’s home.

Dangerfield says that, after conferring with Apple and the captain of the Ingleside police station, he has learned that plainclothes SFPD officers went with private Apple detectives to the home of Sergio Calderón, a 22-year-old resident of Bernal Heights. According to Dangerfield, the officers “did not go inside the house,” but stood outside while the Apple employees scoured Calderón’s home, car, and computer files for any trace of the lost iPhone 5. The phone was not found, and Calderón denies that he ever possessed it.

In an interview with SF Weekly last night, Calderón told us that six badge-wearing visitors came to his home in July to inquire about the phone. Calderón said none of them acknowledged being employed by Apple, and one of them offered him $300, and a promise that the owner of the phone would not press charges, if he would return the device.

The visitors also allegedly threatened him and his family, asking questions about their immigration status. “One of the officers is like, ‘Is everyone in this house an American citizen?’ They said we were all going to get into trouble,” Calderón said.

One of the officers left a phone number with him, which SF Weekly traced to Anthony Colon, an investigator employed at Apple, who declined to comment when we reached him.

Reached this afternoon, Calderón confirmed that only two of the six people who came to his home actually entered the house. He said those two did not specifically state they were police officers.

However, he said he was under the impression that they were all police, since they were part of the group outside that identified themselves as SFPD officials. The two who entered the house did not disclose that they were private security officers, according to Calderón.

“When they came to my house, they said they were SFPD,” Calderón said. “I thought they were SFPD. That’s why I let them in.” He said he would not have permitted the search if he had been aware the two people conducting it were not actually police officers.

Read moreBizarre: Lost iPhone 5 Prototype Update: Police Waiting In Car While Apple Investigators Search Man’s Home

Sharks Dying in San Francisco Bay, Cause Unknown

Sharks are dying in San Francisco Bay, with volunteers having rescued and removed about a dozen dead and dying leopard sharks in small waterways in Redwood City over the past few days in what is rapidly becoming a common occurrence, an expert said.

Redwood City resident Catherine Greer and her 13-year-old son, Lorenzo, were the first to discover the dying sharks at a lagoon near Redwood Shores off Radio Road earlier this week.

Greer, an avid fisher, said what she saw upset her. “It looked like they were trying to beach themselves,” she said.

Read moreSharks Dying in San Francisco Bay, Cause Unknown

San Francisco Police Shoot Wheelchair-Bound Man Twice In The Groin


This video of the shooting was uploaded to YouTube Jan. 5, 2010.


This of a press conference with San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon was uploaded to YouTube Jan. 5, 2010.

A man in a wheelchair was shot twice in the groin by San Francisco police outside a mental health facility Tuesday.

A cellphone video uploaded to YouTube Wednesday showed four plainclothes and two uniformed officers surrounding the wheelchair-bound man. He was reportedly armed with a knife and a chunk of concrete.

Police said that the suspect stabbed one cop in the shoulder and slashed tires on a city vehicle.

San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon explained at a press conference Wednesday that an attempt to subdue the man with a beanbag shotgun had no effect.

In the video, the man can be seen throwing the knife aside and then being shot twice by the cops.

“What the fuck?” a witness can be heard asking. “That was unnecessary.”

Read moreSan Francisco Police Shoot Wheelchair-Bound Man Twice In The Groin

Protesters Wreak Havoc at San Francisco Mall

(12-20) 22:32 PST SAN FRANCISCO — A band of demonstrators, many wearing black masks, stormed a bustling San Francisco mall Saturday evening, upending garbage cans and foliage and damaging crystal merchandise at one kiosk.

An estimated 50 to 75 people were involved in the disruption at Westfield San Francisco Centre, police said.

“It felt like random, vague anarchy,” said Sam Cantrell, who sells sunglasses at a kiosk near the escalators on the street level where the protesters gathered.

“Everyone’s yelling,” he said. “Some people started running up the escalator the wrong way. People were grabbing their babies and running away in fear.”

The disruption began around 6:30 p.m. as holiday shoppers crowded the mall on the last Saturday before Christmas.

Read moreProtesters Wreak Havoc at San Francisco Mall