04 Aug '18, 5pm

Navy Failed to Alert San Francisco About Tainted Shipyard Water Supply

Navy Failed to Alert San Francisco About Tainted Shipyard Water Supply

The U.S. Navy knew as far back as 1993 that the tap water at its former shipyard in San Francisco contained dangerous amounts of lead, but didn't tell local officials, visitors or people who worked there, including hundreds of police employees stationed at the site since 1997. Documents obtained by The Chronicle show how the Navy has sometimes kept other government agencies and the public in the dark about hazards at the old Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, a sprawling Superfund waste site contaminated with radioactivity and industrial pollutants. For the past quarter century, the Navy has hired contractors to remove or cover toxic material and prepare the 500-acre site for transfer to San Francisco, which plans to turn the land into homes and businesses. But the cleanup has been roiled by a scandal over faked soil data and allegations of wider fraud. A recent Chronicle inves...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/08/04/navy-faile...

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