Tag: radioactive waste

Navy’s Hunters Point retesting plan draws on questionable cost-cutting study

The SF Chronicle reports:

The U.S. Navy’s latest promise to clean up radioactive soil and buildings at its former San Francisco shipyard relies on an earlier Navy effort to remove less radioactivity in order to cut costs, The Chronicle has learned.

EPA blasts Navy for plan to retest soil at former SF shipyard

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has excoriated the Navy’s plan to retest part of the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard for radioactivity as inadequate and unscientific, threatening to pursue a rare dispute process if changes aren’t made, according to letters obtained by The Chronicle.

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.…