CASE REPORT — Treasure Island Military Burn Pit Exposure

Treasure Island cleanup exposes Navy’s mishandling of its nuclear past — From the bulletin of the Atomic Scientists https://the

“…They are finding radium sources to 25 mr/hr at many locations on the west side of the island.”

According to an internal email dated June 25, 2008 copied to Kent Prendergast, radiation health division chief for the California Department of Public Health, “McLean reports finding radium pieces that emitted enough radiation for a person at close range to receive, in an hour, five times the maximum radiation a nuclear worker is allowed to absorb in a year.”

“Mr Mclean said he was concerned that the sources could represent a hazard to children or something the bad guys could use to make a dirty bomb.”
Shot Baker — Operation Crossroads July 1946 — target ships were hauled back for decontamination to the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. The USS Independence was docked at TI. Shot Baker was the second test detonated 90 feet underwater on July 25, 1946 producing a “spectacular display that wreaked havoc on a 90 vessel fleet of ships and spewed thousands of tons of water into the air according to Manhattan Project: Operation Crossroads, Bikini Atoll
Navy operations identifies the location of two Solid Waste Disposal Areas on Treasure Island in regions where modest townhomes house vulnerable residents. On February 12, 2014 a neighbor sent Kathryn Lundgren a redlined document his research had unearthed from the California Department of Public Health website documenting the presence of military burn pits — called SWDA’s -on nearby Site 12.
Radiation history on Treasure Island more widespread than reported — Regions in yellow are newly identified sites, regions in red are regions of unsafe and elevated radiation levels.
What are the Dangers of Burn Pit Exposure? -Hill & Ponton,
Open radiation contaminated burn pit on TI separating nearby residents by unreinforced chain link fence
Initial exposure symptoms commonly involve the eyes, skin, throat and airways with eye irritation and burning, coughing, difficulty breathing, skin itching. The VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry describes these as symptoms of burn pit exposure.

Her eyes began to water as she experienced particle sensations that led to redness that spread to involve her face, neck and shoulders. Her lips and hands began to swell. These are classic symptoms the Veterans Administration Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry describe as being caused by burn pit exposure.

She went immediately home and washed herself thoroughly. Her small dog licked at her paws as if they were painful and she also bathed her pet. Isolated on an island and disabled by a spinal injury, she was not able to seek immediate emergency care. The symptoms subsided and she scheduled appointments with her primary care doctor and an eye doctor.

Photos of face and hands taken by TI resident in the immediate aftermath of a burn pit exposure.
Urinary toxic exposure screening detects aluminum, cesium, nickel, rubidium, thallium, and manganese in high normal to toxic concentrations compounded by deficiencies in the nutrient elements iron, selenium, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sulfur. Gadolinium detected in toxic concentrations may be due to its use as a contrast agent in soft tissue MRI scans. Gadolinium is also used for neutron shielding of nuclear submarines and is naturally occurring in the serpentinite rock and soil the TI perimeter is derived from. The HPS Historical Radiological Assessment documents Gadolinium was used by the Naval Radiological Research Laboratories at Hunters Point.
EPA EJSCREEN Treasure Island NATA Respiratory Hazard Index
Aude Bouagnon, PhD — UCSF Medical Student, neuroscientist and student representative Physicians for Social Responsibility speaks flanked by Earth Day host Arieann Harrison on the left -daughter of Marie Harrison “Mother of the Environmental Justice Movement in Bayview Hunters Point.

Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment

January 20, 2021 — Presidential Actions



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Hunters Point Biomonitoring Foundation Inc

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Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD- Director & PI. Founding Chair- Radiological Committee Hunters Point Shipyard RAB 2001, Former Attending MD VA Toxic Registry & SFDPH