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When we lived on the island from1970 thru 1975, we were teens who had no clue what was on the island aside from our homes that were situated in a "self-contained" island for military families. We had stores, schools, commisary, navy exchange, bowling alley, gym, swimming pool, transit bus, teen club... we had it all!!! Million dollar views of the city and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge...
A group of us who managed to stay in touch feel there's got to be a common factor that can help to explain why so many of us from our group contracted cancer or other illnesses within so many years of each other. Having gone to the base to see the warning signs of Radioactive sites, asbestos warnings, buildings behind cyclone fencing with tarps -- hiding the work site... We lived there when the new housing were being built on Gateview -- the area where there was so much radioactive waste. Our teen club was across the field where the construction of the new houses were... again... wasn't the soil samples taken to ensure no harmful chemicals were in the ground? There's soooooo many questions...
I will always have fond memories of the island but there are new people living in quarters now. There's signs all over the island and people have to start asking questions.
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