2014 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:59 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, REUSE: "Contractor Submitted False Radiation Data at Hunters Point" (CA)
Contractor Submitted False Radiation Data at Hunters Point
In an internal report uncovered by the Investigative Unit, Tetra Tech says it provided the Navy false soil samples while working on the radiological cleanup of the Hunters Point shipyard

By Vicky Nguyen, Liz Wagner and Felipe Escamilla
NBC Bay Area I-Team (CA)
October 13, 2014 

A Navy contractor in charge of remediating radiological contamination at Hunters Point in San Francisco admits in an internal April 2014 report that it submitted false soil sample data, claiming areas of the shipyard were free of radiation when they may not have been. 

A Navy contractor tasked with cleaning radioactive soil at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco admitted in an internal report obtained exclusively by the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit that it mishandled soil samples and submitted false data. 

Tetra Tech, a multinational engineering, construction and environmental corporation details in an April 2014 report how it was caught submitting false soil samples to the Navy in an apparent effort to declare the soil free of radiological contamination when it may not have been. The Pasadena-based company is a $2.7 billion per year business that has won more than $300 million worth of contracts for cleanup work at Hunters Point.

Hunters Point is an 866-acre piece of waterfront property in the southeast portion of San Francisco that is slated to become one of the largest urban housing, retail and recreational developments in the nation. Development giant Lennar Corporation recently began selling the first batch of condominiums at Hunters Point for move-in this winter. But the shipyard is also a federal superfund site contaminated with petroleum fuels, pesticides and volatile organic compounds, as well as radiological material from a nuclear research lab that included radiation experiments and the decontamination of warships.


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