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Monday, February 11, 2013

SO WHAT IS THE CITY'S CLEAR CUT POSITION ON PARCEL E2 AT HUNTERS POINT NAVAL SHIPYARD.

So, what is the City and County of San Francisco's clear cut position on the abatement, mitigation of Parcel E2 - at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Does our fair City and the present administration - have a holistic plan?


Or is it business as usual - land banking - and getting some devious outside entities - to come in and control our population - and adversely impact us - all in the name of tainted - money?

The community at the many meetings - does not agree with capping the site - which is a toxic soup - and has serious radio active elements. I am talking about Parcel E2.

The community cannot take this chance - wait for the Big One to arrive - and adversely impact thousands of people.

Much like an atomic bomb - so close to a residential area. We do not have such a case - a similar scenario - anywhere in the Bay Area and may I add California.

Again and again during the many discussions held by the Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) - an entity created by the Department of Defense First to facilitate and secondly to permit - dialog with the local community - on serious concerns - linked to Base Closure.  In this case - Hunters Point Naval Shipyard - more seriously - being, a Superfund Site.

The community at large, doing its home work - has made it clear to the United States Navy - that created this mess - to clean up the radio active elements and other contaminants. Clean up the entire mess - and to a standard that is in keeping with Proposition P - passed by 87% of the voters in the year - 2000.

Also the Precautionary Principal which is on our City's Book. Simply put if we find any cause and know of anything that impacts life - all life - we must stop and find a solution to address the issue at hand. In this case the issues are many - and no one is look at a long term, holistic - solution.

Abate, mitigate, cleanup - all those fancy words the U.S. Navy may use - mostly hot air - but to date - no real action plan is in place to abate the most contaminated site - Parcel E2..

As the representative of the Muwekma Ohlone on such issues - I mandated that the entire - watershed be restored to its former state - the watershed once was pristine.

That is until the "strangers" came and screwed things up - in the early 1950s.

Mr. Keith Forman from the U.S Navy and his former boss Mr. Douglas Gilkey have been kept abreast about my views - on Parcel E2.

However, for some reason best known to Mr. Keith Forman - he thinks he can hoodwink the community at large from the Bayview Hunters Point and San Francisco - by having his - "dog and pony" shows - and saying something - which means nothing - at the many meetings held. This nonsense must stop.

Again those astute in the community are fed up with the U.S. Navy - who has dragged its legs.

One Under-Secretary of the Navy - who under pressure from Senator Diane Feinstein and Congressperson Nancy Pelosi - pressured the U.S. Navy to convey Parcel A.

Before Parcel A was conveyed - the community at large - the Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) - did not agree with the Record of Decision (ROD).

This important document that counts in any sensible transfer of property.

The community said - it did not agree with the ROD - many issues close and important to the community - was NOT taken into consideration.

Parcel A today is surrounded by Parcels B, C, D, E, E2 (which is the worst and very contaminated) F which is the Bay - and various other parcels such as UC and so on - all created by the U.S. Navy - to confuse the public.

Parcel E2 must be addressed - and we have the technology to abate this area - but, the U.S. Navy must stand by tall and do the right thing.

Gone are the days when the U.S. Navy could dump contaminated content in the Ocean, on land - just by giving one command - "jettison". Those days are over.

We have the ideal transportation to remove the " radioactive contaminants" put them into seal proof containers - and move them by rail and other viable - transportation methods.

Some of these methods have already been tried before.

The worse one by Tectra Tech hiring truckers -  plying trucks from San Francisco to States as far as Navada - contaminated soil sent there - to bury the radioactive contaminants.

Millions of dollars given to Tectra Tech were pocketed and before that for those that follow happenings - linked to the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard over $300 million wasted - millions pocketed - by International Technology (IT) - and there are other entities in recent times -  it is all part of the nefarious - game.

Who is fooling whom? We are dealing with radioactive elements - and the scientists and experts - speak to the truth - but, no one want to hear - the truth.

No one gets a contract on the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard - the very big - long term contracts - without contributing to the campaign coffers - the politicians - that is the name of the game.

Congressperson Nancy Pelosi is the one who is first on the list. She should be ashamed of herself - she thinks no one truly knows - how these shenanigans work. She can bluff Sophie Maxwell, Malia Cohen, Linda Richardson, Doris Vincent, Willie B. Kennedy, Amos Brown, Calvin Jones, and a host of other sellouts - most of them Black.

The City and County really does not care about Parcel E2 - exploding and causing untold harm. Or does it?

The City knows about calamity waiting to happen. The Mayors past and present know about it - but what they do not know it that they cannot wait for the Big One - to happen - when that happens - all hell will break loose.

There is a small window of opportunity left - time is running out - and if the City and County of San Francisco - wants to be fair to the community.

Sooner than latter - a plan - must be put in place - a sound Blue Print that has been vetted by those that know - the experts and we have them in our area.

These experts will help - facilitate the removal of the contents - well known to the U.S. Navy. The many advocates, the environmentalists (such as myself) - are fed up with the ploys and machinations linked to the behavior of the United States Navy.

This is a clarion call - do right by the people of Bayview Hunters Point - the 87% that votes when they read Proposition P. Do it ass soon as possible - time is running out - or forever hold your -peace.

Do not have these silly meetings at the YMCA on Lane Street - and constantly keep bluffing the public at large.

The time to act is now - and the U.S. Navy has already been approached - by some experts.

Experts who can make it happen - with all safety measures in place. It is not impossible - it is possible - but the U.S. Navy must show the fortitude - and work to make it happen.  Time is of essence. Aho.