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EPA Letter Reveals New Problems with Hunters Point Radiation

EPA Letter Reveals New Problems with Hunters Point Radiation

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nearly all of the radiation data collected on two large parcels of land at the Hunters Point Shipyard is problematic. Read More

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Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018
Nearly Half of Hunters Point Shipyard Cleanup in Question

Nearly Half of Hunters Point Shipyard Cleanup in Question

The Navy has decided to retest all of the Hunters Point Shipyard for radiation after losing confidence in Tetra Tech, the contractor it hired to clean up contamination. A yearlong review of Tetra Tech’s radiation data by... Read More

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017
Hunters Point Whistleblowers Expose More Alleged Fraud

Hunters Point Whistleblowers Expose More Alleged Fraud

A new petition filed with federal regulators paints the most damning picture to date of alleged fraud by Tetra Tech, the government contractor hired to clean up the Hunters Point Shipyard. A series of NBC Bay Area investigations... Read More

Sunday, Apr 30, 2017
Claims of High Radiation Level at New SF Construction Site

Claims of High Radiation Level at New SF Construction Site

More questions are looming about the cleanup of the Hunters Point Shipyard. A whistleblower is telling the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit that he detected radiological contamination on a part of the shipyard where he didn’t expect... Read More

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017
Controversy Brews at Embattled Hunters Point Naval Shipyard

Controversy Brews at Embattled Hunters Point Naval Shipyard

More trouble at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, a former superfund site in San Francisco. Our Investigative Unit first exposed that the company hired to clean up the shipyard falsified radiation data. Read More

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
Navy Investigating Cleanup of Hunters Point Shipyard

Navy Investigating Cleanup of Hunters Point Shipyard

The U.S. Navy is reexamining the cleanup at the Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco because it can’t be sure the land is safe for new parks, shops and homes. The government is confirming that it’s now having second thoughts... Read More

Friday, Sep 23, 2016
Hunters Point Development Stalled Over Radiation Concerns

Hunters Point Development Stalled Over Radiation Concerns

A move by the government could delay a major redevelopment project at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, and city leaders are jumping on board. The action by the government comes two years after the Investigative... Read More

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016
Worker Claims Supervisors Ordered Him to Hide Radiation

Worker Claims Supervisors Ordered Him to Hide Radiation

Prime real estate or toxic mess? Hunters Point in San Francisco is one of the largest redevelopment projects in the Bay Area. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit first revealed, Tetra Tech, the government contractor cleaning up the... Read More

Monday, Oct 13, 2014
Contractor Submitted False Radiation Data at Hunters Point

Contractor Submitted False Radiation Data at Hunters Point

A Navy contractor in charge of cleaning up 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... Read More

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Regulators Question Hunters Point Radiation Testing

Regulators Question Hunters Point Radiation Testing

The state is now questioning the radiation testing of huge areas of Hunters Point. NBC Bay Area first uncovered the mistakes by Tetra Tech, the company in charge of the cleanup. Vicky Nguyen reports in a story that aired on May 12,... Read More

About This Series

The Hunters Point Naval Shipyard is San Francisco’s most infamous superfund site. NBC Bay Area’s series of investigations uncovered that the contractor hired by the federal government to get rid of radiation – cheated on the cleanup instead. The revelations have left regulators wondering if the land is safe, and have stalled the development of parks, offices and thousands of homes.

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