Former Naval Shipyard Hunters Point

Timely Topics

The Navy has developed the following list of relevant and timely topics about its cleanup program at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard (HPNS). We hope that members of the community and media representatives will find this tool useful to better understand environmental cleanup efforts at the Shipyard.

Topics are in chronological order and introduced with a question, or a brief description of an issue which is followed by a statement from Mr. Derek Robinson, Environmental Coordinator for HPNS.

Please make this page your first stop when looking for the most current content available about HPNS.

If you don't find the information you need, please send an email to derek.j.robinson1@navy.mil

July 3, 2018 
How will the Navy proceed with awarding a contract to retest Parcel G and what contractors are involved? How is Jacobs Engineering involved and how much is the Navy's existing contract?

Statement:  The current contract with Jacobs Engineering totals $8.75 million. Work already completed under this contract includes research that identified potential data manipulation and enabled the Navy to prepare Finding Reports for suspect Buildings and Soil. This contract will also be used to reevaluate all Parcel G buildings identified in our retesting work plan--details are being finalized.

A new contractor to conduct radiological surveys for the re-evaluation of soil at Parcel G will be selected from a list of five additional contractors that are qualified to perform this work.

The five contractors being solicited for a bid include: 1) Gilbane Federal Services, 2) AECOM-Energy Solutions JB (Joint Venture), 3) AMEC Foster Wheeler Environmental & Infrastructure, 4) APTIM Federal Services (formerly known as CB&I Federal Services LLC), and 5) EDD Insight Philotechnics. The Navy has worked with each of the five contractors and Jacobs Engineering in the past. 

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June 15, 2018 
The Navy has prepared a work plan for radiological retesting at Parcel G on HPNS which is available for public comment during a 60-day period beginning June 15, 2018.

Statement:  The Navy will collect new data at sites where TtEC had previously gathered radiological data. Cleanup objectives for each parcel were developed early in the Superfund process to prevent exposure to possible radiological contamination in existing soil and buildings, as documented in the Record of Decision (ROD). The rework to collect new data will begin with Parcel G. This new data, including results from soil and buildings that remain at the areas in question, will verify if the property is suitable for transfer.  If the new data does not verify the property is suitable for transfer, subsequent work plans will be developed for any additional work and next steps. The public is encouraged to review and comment on the Parcel G work plan (link below) during the 60-day public comment period (June 15, 2018 - August 14, 2018). Written comments to the work plan may submitted to derek.j.robinson1@navy.mil

The following links are for related documents to parcel G retesting: 1)
draft work plan, 2) fact sheet, 3) press release, and 4) Q&As.

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May 16, 2018
The Navy received a letter dtd 14 May from the Mayor of San Francisco regarding safety concerns at the Hunters Point Shipyard.

Statement:  We are in receipt of a letter from Mayor Farrell and appreciate the chance to respond to his questions regarding the Navy's work at Hunters Point Shipyard. For many years, the Navy has worked closely with EPA, California Department of Public Health and Department of Toxic Substances Control to achieve our common goal of environmental cleanup that is protective of human health and the environment.  As we reinforced at Monday's Board of Supervisors hearing, the Navy and EPA have confirmed that the Hunters Point Shipyard and areas surrounding the site are safe.

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May 14, 2018
2018 Navy Statement to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Statement:  An Informational briefing was provided by the Base Realignment and Closure, Program Management Office Director regarding the Hunters Point Shipyard radiological cleanup program.  

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May 9, 2018
On 9 May Tetra Tech released information indicating that the Navy has shown interest in their proposal to pay for an independent party to retest for radiological contamination at the Hunters Point Shipyard.

Statement:  Independent retesting is a critical element of the Navy's Hunters Point reevaluation workplan.  We believe it to be necessary to provide a comprehensive, credible data set to reassure the community about their safety as well as determine the extent of any remediation activities needed to complete the cleanup of HPNS. Tetra Tech has made a broad public offer to pay for retesting; the Navy requires a more concrete and specific proposal to evaluate the appropriateness of their offer. The safety of the HPNS residents is the Navy's highest priority, so the retesting must be carried out to the highest standard by a READ MORE> 

 


 

May 2, 2018
Navy's response to Tetra Tech's announcement that it will pay for an independent party to retest for radiological contamination at the Hunters Point Shipyard?

Statement:  Independent retesting is a critical element of the Navy's Hunters Point reevaluation workplan. Its purpose is not to exonerate the contractors involved, but to offer a comprehensive, credible data set to reassure the community about their safety, determine the extent of any remediation activities needed, and complete the cleanup of HPNS. We are in receipt of a letter from Tetra Tech and will be evaluating the appropriate course of action to support the success of the Hunters Point cleanup program and ensure the safety of the Hunters Point community.

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May 2, 2018 
An EPA Memo, dated 29 Dec. 2017, provided an evaluation of findings reports for Parcels B & G that found a higher percentage of data concerns than the Navy.

Statement: There is no fundamental disagreement between Navy and EPA regulators.While the analysis approach and numbers may differ, the cumulative assessments have led us to evaluate the most efficient retesting approach to ensure the property is safe for transfer to the local community.The Navy and regulatory agencies agree that all Tetra Tech radiological work areas need to be retested.  Percentages reported by the Navy in our technical evaluations represent areas where data has indications of potential falsification only. The percentages reported in the December 27, 2017 EPA letter indicate READ MORE>

 

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