HP Biomonitoring Radiogenic Cancer Cluster Update: 09/15/22
HP Biomonitoring’s Radiogenic Cancer Cluster geospatially maps three cancer deaths in childhood residents living within the one mile buffer zone of the Crisp Road entry to the system of Federal Superfund sites at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, Parcel E-2 Industrial Landfill and Yosemite Slough.
“Damaged by shock waves, heat and radiation, Independence survived the Bikini Atoll tests and, like dozens of other Operation Crossroads ships, returned to the United States in 1946…while moored at San Francisco’s Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, Independence was the primary focus of the Navy’s studies on decontamination until age and the possibility of it’s sinking led the Navy to tow the blast-damaged carrier to sea for scuttling on January 26, 1951.” Nuke blasted hulk of aircraft carrier USS Independence located off San Francisco coast. https://medium.com/@telstarlogistic/nuke-blasted-hulk-of-aircraft-carrier-uss-independence-located-off-san-francisco-coast-5c7bca4eca80.
The Breast Cancer “Necklace” at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard
HP Biomonitoring’s “Breast Cancer Necklace” expanded in May of 2022 to include a woman diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27 while living at the intersection of 3rd and Quesada. Her father, at the same address, was diagnosed with prostate cancer and died in 2015 of colon cancer. Her mother — a nonsmoker -died of a chronic fibrosing lung disease caused by exposure to toxic air contaminants.
The intersection of 3rd & Quesada is half a mile west of the fence line separating a densely populated neighborhood from the radiation contaminated shoreline of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, the Parcel E-2 Industrial Landfill and the campus of the US Naval Radiological Defense Laboratories. The Quesada Avenue Garden Initiative is located along the median strip of Quesada Avenue. A three year old boy and his mother who ingest produce from the community garden underwent urinary toxic exposure screening detecting a body burden of carcinogenic heavy metals on the State of California Proposition 65 list and documented by the US Navy and EPA to be present in shipyard soils, landfills and media. The three year old boy has suffered from severe since age six months. The common skin allergen nickel was detected in potentially toxic concentrations:
View From A Playground In Hunters Point!
The western fence line at the boundary with the federal Superfund system has emerged as a“hotspot” in HP Biomonitoring’s Radioactive Biomarker and Radiogenic Cancer Clusters.
A four year old boy living on the Hunters Point hilltop overlooking the former headquarters of the US Naval Radiological Defense Laboratories died of brain cancer in April of 2022. HP Biomonitoring has identified a cluster of brain tumors called gliomas in this region. Gliomas have been proven, in human and animal studies, to be induced by exposure to radioactive and carcinogenic heavy metals.
In September 2021, 10 year old Sammy Johnson died of an aggressive form of brain cancer — a diffuse pontine glioma that infiltrated his brainstem that paralyzed him and arrested his ability to breath, speak and swallow within seven months of diagnosis.
The brain tumor cluster includes the minister of a church located 500 feet west of deep soil excavations and heavy equipment operations conducted by both the Navy and developer Lennar/Five Point at Parcel A-2 and E-2. It also includes an Oakdale homeowner, former elected member of the shipyards Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) and SF Chronicle newspaper employee.
Tony Montoya, former President of the Police Officers Association, underwent emergency brain surgery to relieve life threatening compression of his brainstem by a tumor presumed to be a glioma while working in Building 606 on the Parcel E shoreline.
Saul Bloom — Executive Director of Arc Ecology, died of a glioblastoma in 2016 after documenting in the legal journal Verdict his exposure to carcinogenic heavy metals while working at Astoria Metals on Drydock 4. Bloom successfully sued the Navy and ultimately shut down hazardous operations of Astoria Metals after a decade long civil action.
In April, Community organizer Tiffany Williams disclosed to ABC news she had been diagnosed with a brainstem glioma at age 29. Williams grew up on Yosemite Avenue adjacent to Yosemite Slough and lives on the Hunters Point hilltop. The family of the four year old boy who died of brain cancer in April are nearby neighbors.
In September of 2021, 10 year old Sammy Johnson died of a brainstem glioma in the family home at Palou and Quint.
Additionally, multiple meningiomas and tumors of the pituitary and auditory nerve are documented in the HP Biomonitoring brain tumor cluster.
Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle Climate Crisis: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/20/executive-order-protecting-public-health-and-environment-and-restoring-science-to-tackle-climate-crisis/
Human Biomonitoring (HBM) and Geospatial Mapping Applied to Determining Imminent and Proximate Threat to Human Safety at a federal Superfund System: https://ahimsaportersumchaimd.medium.com/human-biomonitoring-hbm-and-geospatial-mapping-applied-to-determining-imminent-and-proximate-de782db93e3d
The Landfill In Our Bodies:https://sfbayview.com/2020/04/the-landfill-in-our-bodies/
San Francisco Doctor Researches Impact of Toxic Dump: https://youtu.be/RF_f2nKONzA
Basic Geodesy: GIS Fundamentals and Mapping: https://youtu.be/mQXVJNeItr4
Brain Cancer Geospatial Mapping: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S259029112100098X
Hunters Point Biomonitoring ROC Cluster Youtube: https://youtu.be/vklKtBhz6ew
Youtube Video Archive Proposition 65 Violations — Western Fence Line Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Parcel A-2 & Parcel E-2: 1.https://youtu.be/o4dA5pzfwUU 2.https://youtu.be/YFujuHHPPRX 3. https://youtu.be/HwSOp6AgPuU 4. https://youtube.com/shorts/g0bPMSsznZ4?feature+share
The Landfill In Our Bodies:
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VA Environmental Registry: https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/benefits/registry-evaluation.asp
Cancer Incidence in Three Communities Near the Maywood Area Superfund Sites: https://www.state.nj.us/health/ceohs/documents/ecohap/haz_sites/bergen/maywood/maywood_chem_co/maywood_study_3_98.pdf
Brain Cancer Biomonitoring in Bayview Hunters Point: https://sfbayview.com/2021/03/brain-cancer-biomonitoring-in-bayview-hunters-point/
Abbey et al vs US Navy at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard: https://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/candce/3:2020cv06443/365853?amp
Hunters Point Community Lawsuit: https://hunterspointcommunitylawsuit.com/
World Trade Center Health Program — CDC- United States 2012–2020: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/ss/ss7004a1.htm
Proposition 65 List of chemicals: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65
Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program: https://hunters-point-community-biomonitoring-program.business.site/
CDC Cancer Clusters: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/clusters/about.htm
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Cancer Alley at the Hunters Point Shipyard:https://sfbayview.com/2022/01/cancer-alley-at-the-hunters-point-shipyard/
Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry: https://cancerregistry.ucsf.edu
Flint Registry: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/programs/flint-registry.htm
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An Insider Tour of the Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program” https://sfbayview.com/2020/09/an-insider-tour-of-the-hunters-point-community-biomonitoring-program/