Hunters Point Radioactive Contamination ‘Was Far Greater’ Than Thought, Researchers Say

KCBS reports:

SAN FRANCISCO — Contamination is more widespread in San Francisco’s Hunters Point section than previously acknowledged, according to a pair of reports from a non-profit based in Santa Cruz.

The amount of land that’s been tested for radiation represents only a fraction of the Navy’s land there, according to researchers.

New report heightens radiation concerns at SF Hunters Point

Fox 2 reports:

 – A meeting was held Thursday night to go over the latest reports on potential contamination of the old Hunters Point Shipyard site in San Francisco.

A new report suggests the radiation left behind by the Navy is far worse than what residents were told.

Report: No Data Exists To Support Presumption Of Safety At Shipyard

The SF Chronicle reports:

An independent report, one of two released Thursday on the safety of the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, said no data exists to support the presumption the shipyard is safe.

New Hunters Point Report Released (Report 3)

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While it has been known for some time that the Navy’s contractor at Hunters Point had falsified radiation measurements there, a new report reveals that the cleanup levels themselves were also erroneous. They are grossly outdated, violate the Superfund law, and are far, far less protective than promised. Therefore both the measurements and the standards against which they were checked were wrong, in ways that seriously undercut public safety.

Report 3: Hunters Point Shipyard Cleanup Used Outdated and Grossly Non-Protective Cleanup Standards

Earlier Reports:

Report 1: Hunters Point Naval Shipyard: The Nuclear Arms Race Comes Home

Report 2: The Great Majority of Hunters Point Sites Were Never Sampled for Radioactive Contamination — And the Testing That Was Performed Was Deeply Flawed

Critique of the California Department of Public Health Work Plan for a Partial Gamma Survey of Parcel A-1 Hunters Point Naval Shipyard

Attachment – CBG Detailed Comments on Parcel G Retesting Work Plan

Critique of the Work Plan for Retesting of Parcel G Hunters Point Naval Shipyard

Critique of the Navy’s Draft Five Year Review  

Critique of the Navy’s Parcel F Proposed Plan for Offshore Sediment Cleanup Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund Site