Criminal Cover-up Blows Up At SF Hunters Point Naval Shipyard “Clean-up” Meeting

In San Francisco Hunters Point shipyard on February 8, 2017, the US Navy, EPA, California Department of Toxic Substances and San Francisco Health Department held an orchestrated dog and pony show to assure the people of San Francisco and the Hunters Point/Bayview community that they are properly protecting the people after health and safety whistleblowers have exposed the falsification of testing at the site for years.

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“In San Francisco Hunters Point shipyard on February 8, 2017, the US Navy, EPA, California Department of Toxic Substances and San Francisco Health Department held an orchestrated dog and pony show to assure the people of San Francisco and the Hunters Point/Bayview community that they are properly protecting the people after health and safety whistleblowers have exposed the falsification of testing at the site for years.

After the 2nd world ships were tested in the Marshall Islands with nuclear bombs, brought to the shipyard and sandblasted with the resulting radioactivity being dispersed in the bay and area around the military site and housing in Hunters Point. It later became a Superfund site and under the Brownfield Act developers were given the land for housing and other development.

Additionally the African American community and their children have suffered serious and wide spread health problems including cancer and a 50% rate of asthma in children.

Government agencies are supposed to be responsible for ensuring the health and safety of the highly dangerous Superfund radioactive toxic site have yet they have refused to call for criminal investigations and prosecution of Tetra Tech and Test America which were involved in bullying, harassing and terminating employees that spoke out about the systemic falsification of the tests of the toxics and dangerous materials at the site. SF Supervisor Malia Cohen said she needed to see a lawyer to investigate whether there should be a criminal investigation of corruption and illegal terminations of whistleblowers and trusted the Navy. San Francisco city officials including the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and politicians including Mayor Ed Lee, Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein have also refused to call for any hearings or investigations of the violation of health and safety rights and illegal terminations of whistleblowers including Michael Madry, a quality control manager of Test America and Federal OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program investigator and lawyer Darrell Whitman who was fired by OSHA chief David Michaels and former Department of Labor DOL secretary Tom Perez. Whitman was investigating the retaliation of Test American whistleblower Michael Madry and was prevented from protecting him through a merit determination. These workers are still fighting for their jobs back and have gone to many of these agencies including the EPA and OSHA to address these issues and they have charged that top government officials including former DOL Secretary Tom Perez have been engaged in a criminal obstruction of justice to prevent an investigation of the collusion of these agencies with the companies that are terminating health and safety whistleblowers.”

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