My turn: Don’t blame environmental law for California’s housing crisis

By Ashley Werner : calmatters – excerpt California is facing a housing crisis of unprecedented proportions. Lower-income residents across the state must choose whether to pay for rent or food. People who can’t cover housing costs are forced to leave their homes, their neighborhoods and even the state. But as legislators resume discussions regarding policy … More My turn: Don’t blame environmental law for California’s housing crisis

Suspect Hunters Point shipyard contractor did similar work at Treasure Island

By Jason Fagone and Cynthia Dizikes : sfchronicle – excerpt 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 … More Suspect Hunters Point shipyard contractor did similar work at Treasure Island

FBI wiretap hints at Shipyard bid-rigging scheme as trial begins for indicted contractors

By Michael Barba : sfexaminer – excerpt New transcripts of a phone call the FBI wiretapped during an investigation into San Francisco political corruption reveal an alleged bid-rigging scheme involving a contract for the development of the Hunters Point Shipyard. The U.S. Attorney’s Office filed excerpts of the transcripts last week as new evidence in … More FBI wiretap hints at Shipyard bid-rigging scheme as trial begins for indicted contractors

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

Report: Navy using outdated standards in cleanup at Hunters Point Shipyard

By Laura Waxmann : sfexaminer – excerpt Cleanup standards used by the Navy in the radioactive remediation at the Hunters Point Shipyard over the past decade were outdated and far less protective than current standards required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new report released Tuesday. The report is the third in … More Report: Navy using outdated standards in cleanup at Hunters Point Shipyard

Radioactive object found near homes at Hunters Point shipyard

By Jason Fagone and Cynthia Dizikes : sfchronicle – excerpt This Treadwell and Rollo map may help you keep track of the parcels. A radioactive piece of metal was found on the top of the hill about a foot underground on Parcel A near an area that was declared safe for housing years ago. A … More Radioactive object found near homes at Hunters Point shipyard

Candidates’ ties to Shipyard project, developer at issue in District 10 race

By Laura Waxman : sfexaminer – excerpt The botched cleanup of the contaminated Hunters Point Shipyard is a sensitive issue in the highly competitive District 10 Board of Supervisors race this November, in which several leading candidates have ties to the project or its developers. Those conflicts became apparent at a debate Tuesday where debate … More Candidates’ ties to Shipyard project, developer at issue in District 10 race

Toxic Relationship: The Fraud at Hunters Point

Ida Mojadad and Laura Waxman : sfexaminer – excerpt (includes maps) Can the same government regulators who let the fraudulent cleanup go unnoticed be trusted to finish the job?… Earlier this year, the EPA determined that on six parcels of land, as much as 97 percent of the data produced by Tetra Tech, the Navy … More Toxic Relationship: The Fraud at Hunters Point