Hunters Point Reports

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Extensive reports on the Hunters Island Navy Base. PDF files that explain the fraud and the history of the project The Committee to Bridge the Gap Extensive reports on the Hunters Island Navy Base.

Given that the website might not be working, all of a sudden, it just stopped! I will post the first report which gives the background on the mess. If the website is permanently down I will post the rest of the links.

Report 1: Hunters Point Naval Shipyard: The Nuclear Arms Race Comes Home – October 18, 2018

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Contamination Issues at Hunters Point Shipyard Presented by Daniel Hirsch President, Committee to Bridge the Gap and former Director, Program on Environmental and Nuclear Policy, UC Santa Cruz October 18, 2018

http://committeetobridgethegap.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Hunters-Point-Community-Presentation-10-18-18.pdf
Extensive PDF document contains background information including photographs of the bomb tests, EPA Found Only 3% of Samples to Be Free of Falsification, Tetra Tech Scandal Indicative of Broken Agency Oversight, The Navy has ignored the likelihood of widespread contamination throughout HPS. Also shows the Atomic tests and the Navy miscalculated the test and irradiated more than 70 ships. Pictures of sailors scrubbing down the decks after the blast, th Navy making the mistake of using the radioactive water after a nuclear blast to clean the ship, thus irradiating the entire water filtration systems. Photographs of the workers sandblasting the ships in an attempt to remove the radiation. Tens of thousands of barrels of radioactive waste, both from HPS and other nuclear sites in the region, were stored at HPS for eventual dumping at the Farallon Islands. This included an entire contaminated aircraft carrier loaded with radioactive waste. Sailors–and their clothing– contaminated by nuclear work at HPS were washed at the site, with the contaminated rinse water going down the drains and leaking into the soil through breaks in the lines. Great Majority of Radionuclides Excluded from Testing. Cleanup Goals Are Extremely Outdated http://committeetobridgethegap.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Hunters-Point-Community-Presentation-10-18-18.pdf
Article contains background information including photographs of the bomb tests, EPA Found Only 3% of Samples to Be Free of Falsification, Tetra Tech Scandal Indicative of Broken Agency Oversight, The Navy has ignored the likelihood of widespread contamination throughout HPS. Also shows the Atomic tests and the Navy miscalculated the test and irradiated more than 70 ships. Pictures of sailors scrubbing down the decks after the blast, th Navy making the mistake of using the radioactive water after a nuclear blast to clean the ship, thus irradiating the entire water filtration systems. Photographs of the workers sandblasting the ships in an attempt to remove the radiation. Tens of thousands of barrels of radioactive waste, both from HPS and other nuclear sites in the region, were stored at HPS for eventual dumping at the Farallon Islands. This included an entire contaminated aircraft carrier loaded with radioactive waste. Sailors–and their clothing– contaminated by nuclear work at HPS were washed at the site, with the contaminated rinse water going down the drains and leaking into the soil through breaks in the lines. Burning the irradiated fuel oil at Hunters Point Shipyard of all the ships in atomic tests.

 

Radiological Retesting of Parcel G at Hunters Point

Slick US Navy video on the retesting of Parcel G cleanup due to completion in October 2018 until it was found the cleanup partner was found in fraud. https://youtu.be/LeydlnK64wg

Kamala Harris Faces Obstruction of Justice And Corruption Charges By San Francisco Treasure Island Residents

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/15/18821934.php#18821937

by Labor Video Project 
Friday Mar 15th, 2019 10:12 AM

“Senator Kamala Harris who is running for president of the United States was charged with obstruction of justice and involved in a corruption cover-up at the San Francisco Treasure Island shipyard by two former residents Andre Patterson and Felita Sample. They both accused Kamala Harris of knowing about the dangerous radiation and toxins on the island that were poisoning the residents but kept quiet about it after promising them she would deal with it after her election to the Senate.”

Whistleblowers who worked at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund site join together to warn the public about radioactive coverup

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Greenaction files petition to Nuclear Regulatory Commission calling for revocation of Tetra Tech’s License due to falsification of hundreds of soil samples at Superfund site near San Francisco Bay and homes. June 29, 2017

San Francisco – At a press conference Thursday, June 29, at noon in front of the Hunters Point Shipyard Superfund site in Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco, many former employees of Tetra Tech and their subcontractors joined together for the first time in the most damning expose to date of the scandal-plagued radioactive contamination “cleanup.” The U.S. Navy contracted with Tetra Tech EC, Inc., to assist in the radiological cleanup of the Shipyard, a National Priorities List Superfund site.”

Former Contractors Claim Hunters Point Cleanup is Botched

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Former-Contractors-Claim-Hunters-Point-Cleanup-is-Botched-259871511.html

High-level technicians claim they documented numerous violations that put public health and safety at risk

High-level technicians claim they documented numerous violations that put public health and safety at risk
By Vicky Nguyen, Liz Wagner and Felipe Escamilla
Published May 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM | Updated at 2:45 PM PDT on May 23, 2014

“Taxpayers have spent nearly a quarter of a billion dollars on the toxic cleanup of Hunters Point, a prime piece of land along the southeastern shore of San Francisco. The former naval shipyard, which was once used as a research and testing lab for nuclear weapons, is now undergoing a renaissance. The city plans to turn the 800-acre site into a development mecca complete with new parks, retail stores and homes.

It is a massive project that’s decades in the making, but two high-level former technicians with intimate knowledge of the remediation effort say the cleanup is being botched and that the health and safety of the public is at risk because of it. Both say they wouldn’t live in or even visit the development planned for the site. In February, the Investigative Unit exposed that current workers also question the radiological cleanup of Hunters Point.”

Hands Off OSHA Lawyer And AFGE Steward Darrell Whitman-Defend Health And Safety Whistleblowers

Concerns with possible falsification of reports at Hunters Point Bayview and the public housing being built on these sites.

“Federal OSHA lawyer Darrell Whitman who also is a steward of AFGE Local 2371 has been speaking out in defense of health and safety whistleblowers in OSHA Region 9. As a result he has been retaliated against. A press conference was held on February 27, 2015 with Whitman and other whistleblowers and health and safety advocates to support him and all others who are fighting to protect health and safety on the job and in the communities.”

San Francisco Shipyard soil samples manipulated or falsified, report says

San Francisco Chronicle report on the falsification of Soil Samples used in a report on the safety of the land for housing on the Hunters Point Navy Shipyard. January 26, 2018 report by J.K. Dineen.
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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.”

SF Hunters Point Tetra Tech Whistleblowers Speak Out About Criminal Cover-up; Bullying

Hunters Point Tetra Tech safety inspectors spoke out on June 27, 2017 about the criminal conspiracy by the company to cover-up serious radiative soil and contamination of the community

“Hunters Point Tetra Tech safety inspectors spoke out on June 27, 2017 about the criminal conspiracy by the company to cover-up serious radiative soil and contamination of the community. They were bullied and terminated when they tried to stop the cover-up of health and safety dangers at not only Hunters Point but Treasure Island. Their lawyer David Anton has filed a lawsuit demanding that Tetra Tech’s permit with the NRC be revoked for defrauding the government with fake toxic reports.

Lawyer David Anton and Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai also called for a criminal investigation by the San Francisco District Attorney Gacon and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra of Tetra Tech for criminal activities to cover-up the dangers of radioactive contaminants and toxic releases. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi has covered up the criminal activity by Lennar Urban and Tetra Tech and members of her family work for Lennar Urban that are pushing these developments on radioactive dump sites.”