Bay Briefing: Camp Fire cleanup contract goes to firm at center of Superfund scandal

By Taylor Kate Brown : sfchronicle – excerpt

It’s the biggest contract CalRecycle has ever awarded — up to $250 million for “debris management,” the clean-up and removal of hazardous waste from the town of Paradise and nearby areas after the devastating Camp Fire.

And it’s gone to Tetra Tech Inc., a company at the center of San Francisco’s Superfund scandal. The environmental engineering firm was caught falsifying soil tests and is being sued by the U.S. Justice Department, whistle-blowers and homeowners.

As reporters Jason Fagone, Cynthia Dizikes and Kurtis Alexander wrote, the Camp Fire contract has raised concerns among environmental groups and the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi… (more)

 


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