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My Mare Island, Vallejo, CA, 94592: Is It a Toxic Waste Hazard?

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I worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1978 to 2001. My duty station for all 23 years was in the Regional Office of the Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5), for 20 years in San Francisco's financial district, and for the last 3 years on Mare Island in Vallejo, CA, where the Regional Office moved in 1998 to reduce rental costs. 


Already the employee protests about being moved to a closed Nuclear Submarine Naval Base more than 20 miles from most of our homes and downtown San Francisco, with all its amenities, have faded to black.*  


But little did I suspect the nightmare that Mare Island Naval Shipyard may have turned out to be.





When the Regional Headquarters of Region 5 of the Forest Service moved to Mare Island in 1998, there were already rumors that the nuclear submarines constructed on the island had also been armed with nuclear weapons there, and consequently that there were toxic nuclear waste disposal sites on the island. These rumors were pooh-poohed by management at the regional level and by our national headquarters in Washington, D.C.





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I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
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