Pelosi Statement on Announcement of Retesting of Parcel A & Release of Parcel G Draft Workplan for Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Clean Up
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after the Navy agreed to the Leader’s May 14th request for the retesting of Parcel A to be managed by the California Department of Public Health, and the release tomorrow morning of a draft workplan for retesting of Parcel G at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Retesting will be paid with Navy funds secured by Leader Pelosi in the fiscal year 2018 funding omnibus.
“Residents of the Shipyard and surrounding Bayview-Hunters Point community have made their voices heard loud and clear. Following the massive potential data falsification by contractor Tetra Tech, it is imperative that residents have access to trustworthy data to prove that there is no risk posed to the health and safety of residents, workers and visitors at the new Shipyard community on Parcel A. While the Navy and EPA assure us that this Parcel is safe, I am pleased that they made the right call by agreeing to my request to rescan, with the California Department of Public Health running the process.
“In addition, tomorrow’s release of the draft Parcel G workplan is a crucial first step for radiological retesting, which will include trench excavations, surface scans and soil sampling, as well as building scans. We know this is just the beginning, as every parcel touched by Tetra Tech will require a workplan and thorough retesting.
“I have made clear that this process must be open and transparent, with robust opportunity for the community to evaluate and provide comment on the draft workplan. In response, the Navy has committed to an extended 60-day public comment period.
“Our government must hold fraudulent contractors accountable. To ensure no further waste, fraud and abuse, federal agencies doing business with Tetra Tech must reconsider whether this company can be trusted with taxpayer money.
“In my time representing San Francisco in the U.S. Congress, I have been proud to have secured over $1 billion for the cleanup of the Hunters Point Shipyard. Our community deserves to know that these investments are being made in a safe, smart and transparent manner.”