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Navy Shares Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Cleanup Program and Community Outreach Update

11 December 2020
Statement: The Navy is committed to updating the public about environmental cleanup efforts at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.

Statement: The Navy is committed to updating the public about environmental cleanup efforts at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.

  • Initiated Retesting Work at Parcel G. Following the establishment of radiological background levels, the Navy began retesting at Parcel G in early September. This work involves excavating trench units for radiological screening and soil sampling. Samples taken during Parcel G retesting will be compared to remedial goals and background levels to help to document the current site conditions. The fieldwork for Parcel G retesting is expected to continue through early 2021.
  • Continued Support from Radiological Expert. Dr. Kathryn Higley is an internationally recognized radiological health and safety expert from Oregon State University that serves as an independent resource to the public. Dr. Higley has continued to meet with community members by holding virtual office hours, answering questions, and addressing topics of interest during community meetings. If you would like to discuss HPNS, Dr. Higley is currently available by phone (541) 737-0675, email (, or by virtual appointment.
  • Hosted Artist Tenant Group Meeting. On November 19, the Navy provided an update on fieldwork progress and radiological retesting at HPNS during a virtual meeting that was hosted for the Hunters Point Shipyard Artists tenant group. Following the presentation, the Navy answered questions about health and safety during cleanup, the ongoing radiological retesting work, and parcel transfer schedules. A representative from the City of San Francisco’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) joined the meeting and answered questions about construction and maintenance of the artist buildings.
  • Briefed Citizens Advisory Committee. The Navy provided the Hunters Point Shipyard Citizens Advisory Committee (HPS CAC) and the community an update on the cleanup work at HPNS during a virtual meeting held on September 28, 2020. The Navy shared updates on Parcel C Building 253/211, Parcel E, and the Parcel G retesting program followed by a question and answer session for the community. The presentation and materials shared by the Navy are available on the HPNS Meeting Material Webpage. The next HPS CAC meeting is expected in early 2021. Please check back on the HPNS landing page for this information, once a date has been scheduled.

For more info, please call the HPNS Info Line at (415) 295-4742 or send an email to

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