Category: Hunters Point

State will test developed portion of Hunters Point Shipyard, but critics say it won’t be enough

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State regulators wish to conduct superficial tests for radiation at a new Hunters Point housing development in the San Francisco area.  CBG’s Dan Hirsch points out in the report that, among other things, the type of testing that is being proposed for the site is inadequate and will not even detect two of the most harmful radioactive elements that have already been found at the site:  strontium-90 and plutonium-239.…

S.F. Supervisor Calls for Hearing Into Hunters Point Shipyard Cleanup

KQED reports . . .

Meanwhile, Hunters Point: removing the redactions in Chicago, a faked cleanup stalls affordable housing, and a chance to get your FOIA questions answered.

And a letter from the EPA reveals the Navy’s downplay of radioactive soil in SF’s Bayview.…

PEER: RADIATION PROBLEMS MULTIPLY FOR SAN FRANCISCO’S HUNTERS POINT

Nearly All U.S. Navy Radiation Samples Were Falsified, Fraudulent or Unreliable

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 9, 2018
Contact: Kirsten Stade (240) 247-0296

Washington, DC — Troubles afflicting the nearly 30-year radiation cleanup of San Francisco’s Hunters Point shipyard are far worse than previously reported. Between 90 and 97% of the U.S. Navy soil samples re-examined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are “neither reliable nor defensible,” according to an EPA review released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

The Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in the city’s southeast corner was the site of nuclear weapons research causing widespread radiological …