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Hearing held to discuss Hunters Point toxic cleanup discrepancy

May 17, 2018


Media by ABC News : youtube – excerpt

Hearings held Monday called for the retesting of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard after allegations surfaced of fake soil samples that were collected.

City leaders echo residents’ calls to retest Parcel A at Hunters Point Shipyard

by Laura Waxmann : sfexaminer – excerpt

San Francisco officials pushed for a complete retesting of the Hunters Point Shipyard on Monday in a search for assurances in a radiological cleanup riddled with allegations of fraud.

The U.S. Navy is in the midst of formulating a work plan governing the retesting of areas of the shipyard where radiological remediation work was conducted by its contractor, Tetra Tech, after an internal review last year found nearly half of the soil samples produced by the firm were potentially falsified or manipulated. A review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made public in April revealed the fraud was potentially even more widespread.

“I want the U.S. Navy to commit to testing Parcel A,” said Supervisor Malia Cohen, whose district includes the shipyard, at a much-anticipated public hearing on the botched cleanup held at the Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee on Monday.

Dozens of Bayview Hunters Point residents have urged the Navy to test the soil under the homes on Parcel A for toxic residue… (more)

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