|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:13:30 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "Suspect Hunters Point shipyard contractor did similar work at Treasure Island" (CA)|
Suspect Hunters Point shipyard contractor did similar work at Treasure Island by Jason Fagone and Cynthia Dizzies San Francisco Chronicle (CA) February 19, 2019 Corporate managers accused of directing an extensive fraud in the cleanup of San Francisco’s toxic shipyard led similar projects at nearby Treasure Island — work that apparently has never been rechecked since fraud at the shipyard was discovered, even as a $5 billion real estate development on the island speeds ahead. Tetra Tech EC, a subsidiary of the government contracting giant Tetra Tech Inc., is being sued for fraud by whistle-blowers and the Department of Justice. Federal prosecutors say the firm cut corners and falsified radiation tests while serving as a cleanup contractor at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, a mothballed naval base tainted with radioactive substances that last for thousands of years and can cause cancer. The lawsuit follows an extensive review of years’ worth of test results gathered by Tetra Tech at the shipyard. The review — performed by the Navy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state health officials — found “a widespread pattern of practices that appear to show deliberate falsification” or failure to perform radiation tests correctly, according to the EPA. Ultimately the Navy decided that all of Tetra Tech’s data were suspect and the shipyard must be retested, delaying the cleanup by up to a decade and costing taxpayers as much as $570 million. … For the entire article, see https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Suspect-Hunters-Point-shipyard-contractor-did-13626062.php -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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