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Why some are calling the Hunters Point Shipyard cleanup 'eco-fraud'

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Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, 1972

 

The redevelopment of the Hunters Point Shipyard is slated to be San Francisco’s biggest redevelopment project since the 1906 earthquake.

 

The Shipyard is a former naval base and nuclear-weapons testing lab — and the cleanup of radioactive materials used there has been ongoing for decades.

 

But things have been on hold for the past few years as the EPA investigated potential scandal.  

 

Now, new documents reveal that as much as 97 percent of the cleanup data is unreliable and must be retested.

 

KALW’s environment reporter Angela Johnston came into the studio to discuss  in more detail what’s being reported as the “biggest case of eco-fraud in U.S. history.”

 

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