“Two decades ago, voters called for the site to be fully cleaned to the most rigorous standards. A stance recently reiterated by Shamann Walton, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
‘I also wanted to make it clear, that the number one goal for the shipyard has to be and should be 100% complete cleanup,’ he said.
But in a memo from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the EPA, a top official with the agency overseeing the Navy’s cleanup effort, signals the EPA may allow the Navy to stop short of what the city considers ‘full cleanup.'”