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Digging up Treasure Island's Radioactive Past


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An aerial view of Treasure Island.
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An aerial view of Treasure Island.

A story published on Tuesday by the Center for Investigative Reporting looks at recent findings of radioactive contamination on Treasure Island, and examines the legacy of radioactive materials used by the U.S. Navy. The report also questions whether the island is safe for current residents and explores the implications for San Francisco's plans to build thousands of new units on the former base. We talk to the reporters about the Center's yearlong investigation.

Host: Rachael Myrow

Guests:

  • Jan Beyea, nuclear physicist and chief scientist consulting in the public interest in New Jersey; and co-author of papers on environmental epidemiology, including a study of the Three Mile Island accident
  • Katharine Mieszkowski, senior reporter for The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Matt Smith, reporter for The Center for Investigative Reporting

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CIR Reporters Test Treasure Island Soil

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