2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:04:57 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] AIR: Former Hunters Point Shipyard (CA) "minimizing dust"
EPA report: Shipyard project minimizing dust

John Coté
San Francisco Chronicle
January 5, 2010

For years, critics of the plan to redevelop the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard have said the project is kicking up toxic dust and causing residents to have nosebleeds, headaches and other health problems. But a draft of a federal report obtained by The Chronicle found the project has effective safeguards in place to minimize asbestos exposure.

The report by the Environmental Protection Agency is the latest in a string that have found the project to be safe, despite lawsuits, a record fine and more than three years of heated public hearings as activists seek to halt the work.

The draft report found that monitoring procedures are effectively minimizing "dust generation and limiting asbestos exposure." The EPA also saw "no reason to suspend or stop the construction project," which calls for 10,500 homes to be built over two decades in an ambitious effort to transform the city's southeastern waterfront.


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