Category: CBG News

Report: Navy altered Hunters Point Cleanup to cover, not remove, toxic soil

CBG’s latest Hunters Point reports were featured in the San Francisco Chronicle on August 14, 2019.

When the Navy began cleaning up its toxic shipyard in San Francisco in the 1990s, officials made a promise: The site would be scrubbed to the highest standards, essentially returned to its state before Cold War nuclear waste and industrial shops tainted the land.

But more recently, the Navy has ditched that plan for a cheaper approach that would leave much more contamination in the ground, according to a report released Tuesday by the Committee to Bridge the Gap, a nonprofit watchdog group on