|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 22 May 2014 09:22:32 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, REUSE: "Former Contractors Claim Hunters Point [San Francisco, CA] Cleanup is Botched"|
Former Contractors Claim Hunters Point Cleanup is BotchedHigh-level technicians claim they documented numerous violations that put public health and safety at risk
By Vicky Nguyen, Liz Wagner and Felipe Escamilla| NBC Bay Area (CA) May 21, 2014Taxpayers 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.
"It's playing Russian Roulette with the health and wellbeing of the general public, the people that handle it, and the environment," said Bert Bowers, a former radiation safety officer hired by Tetra Tech, the Navy contractor overseeing the cleanup of Hunters Point. He was tasked with maintaining compliance with federal mandates relevant to radiation protection and the management of radioactive materials.
... For the entire story, seehttp://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Former-Contractors-Claim- Hunters-Point-Cleanup-is-Botched-259871511.html
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