high disease rates
for HP residents
you need to know
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Marie speaks out
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Hunters Point Shipyard
environmental hazard story
District 10 Map
New Fire Area
Close to Cap: Also notice Cap
Vents, click picture
take a look for the nearest air
Just a few yards from the Bay: Click
the picture to see what the area looks like now 01/07/2001
Parcel E: (a link
to EPA ID# CA1170090087)
This 160-acre parcel is primarily undeveloped and was formerly used for landfilling and other waste disposal. Investigations indicate that the soil and groundwater are contaminated with VOCs, petroleum, PCBs, heavy metals, and pesticides. Two removal actions occurred in 1997 on Parcel E; installation of sheet piles to contain contaminated groundwater at the site of the waste oil reclamation ponds and installation
of a sheet piles around the landfill/Bay Fill area. The RI was completed in 1997 and the FS is currently being revised and will be submitted in Spring 2001. The ROD is scheduled for July 2003.
Groundwater, sediments, soil, and surface water are contaminated with fuels, pesticides, heavy metals, PCBs, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Soil also contains asbestos. A landfill located on Parcel E also contains radium dials. People who accidentally ingest or come in direct contact with
contaminated soils, sediments, surface water, or groundwater may face a health risk. Potential threats may also be presented by off-gas from VOCs, particularly vinyl chloride, present in hot spots in soil and groundwater.
The public information repositories for the site are at the following locations:
Contact the Region 9 Superfund
Community Relations Office.
The most complete collection of documents is the official EPA site file, maintained at the following location:
Superfund Records Center
Mail Stop SFD-7C
95 Hawthorne Street, Room 403
San Francisco, CA 94105
Enter main lobby of 75 Hawthorne street, go to 4th floor of South Wing Annex.
- Hunters Point
Point Shipyard - Description,
status and the future plans (includes opportunities and bidding).
POINT NAVAL SHIPYARD
Point Description and
History - In
January 1992, the Navy, EPA, and the State entered into a Federal
Facilities Agreement to better coordinate the environmental investigation
the Shipyard - Bayview
residents hope they don't miss the economic boat when the Hunters
Point Shipyard is redeveloped. (from the SF Bay Guardian).
Shipyard's Promise -
A time of great opportunity (from the SF Bay Guardian).
Artists - The Artist Community at Hunters Point.
Point Shipyard - Artists
have been working at the shipyard since the late seventies.
Asbestos Exposure Case -
$6.5 million awarded to woman in secondhand asbestos case exposure
traced to shipyard in '40s.
Point Naval Shipyard
- Asbestos (Were you exposed to asbestos at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard?)
Superfund Site Report: Treasure Island-Hunters Point -
POINT NAVAL ANNEX - Report
from California Trade and Commerce Agency
Point Restoration Background
- from Defense Technical Information Center.
Chemical Listing and Documentation of Revised IDLH Values
- from the CDC.
Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan; National Priorities
List Update - EPA Superfund
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)-
Internet HazDat - Site Contaminants List.
Ecology - A community-based
grassroots public interest campaign for peace, environmental responsibility,
a compassionate economy, and a just society in the San Francisco Bay
Area, the nation, and internationally.
- How to Extinguish
a Landfill Fire
- if it were only wood (a Waste
Age Article 03/ 21, 2000)
Report to the Health Commission
- Lead exposure, asthma, water quality, etc - includes asthma map
of SF by zip code. THIS WAS ON-LINE
FOR ALL TO SEE, BUT HAS BEEN TAKEN OFF-LINE AND IS NOW ONLY AVAILABLE
TO THOSE WITH CREDENTIALS
AND A PASSWORD. We
do have the Asthma Map (click)
Water at HP
- EPA Hazard Ranking System.
Intensity and Liquefaction - Can shaking
intensity be correlated to areas of liquefaction? What Is the Hazard
? Is the Hunters Point Shipyard is danger?
is Liquefaction a Concern? -
When soil liquefies, it loses strength and behaves as a viscous liquid
(like quicksand) rather than as a solid. (Utah Geological Survey)
on Liquefaction - sand
boils, potentially damaging structures and underground utilities.
(California Division of Mines
Intensity and Liquefaction -
Liquefaction can cause ground displacement and ground failure. In
addition, it can cause lateral spreads and flows (essentially landslides
on flat ground next to rivers, harbors, and drainage channels). (California
Division of Mines and Geology)
Parcal E Landfill UpDate: Fact Sheet 2
- printable Acrobat Reader
- Pollution Locator: Environmental
Release Report - including ground water report.
Point Landfill: The Inside Story
A Technical Briefing for the Community First Coalition from ARC Ecology.
the Shipyard - How the
shipyard is being marketed by The Redevelopment Agency.
Brown - A Public/Private Partnership
- CalPERS/Whitney Oaks/Lennar Corp.(from the SF Weekly).
Economy - Brown real estate venture
snagged tens of millions of dollars in government subsidies.
is Sinking Into a Toxic Dump Site
- "Be A Winner. Live the Lennar Life." (10/09/96 The
Standard Times, FL)
Denies Responsibility for Toxic Waste Found Under Homes
- done nothing to compensate homeowners affected by the watery pit
in front of their homes. (CNN 10/ 23/96)
of Lennar-built Homes Sued the Company
- (St. Petersburg Times, 09/ 26/98)
to prevent a nightmare from developing with your new home
- Steps to take when building
a new house or buying a new house or condo already built.
Bayview-Hunters Point Health Concerns and Area Demographics
- The Bayview-Hunters Point
neighborhood has four times as many toxins as other San Francisco
Tries to Speed Shipyard Cleanup
- capping one of the most contaminated portions on the southern side
with an asphalt parking lot so less rigorous cleanup is needed. (Examiner
Hunters Point Cleanup - may be toxic-free
in 2001(Chronicle 05/25/00).
Owns Up to Monthlong Toxic Fire at Hunters Point
- Everyone's been keeping it under wraps. (SF Gate-Chronicle 09/11)
Fire Poses No Risk Officials Say
- But neighbors notice multicolored fumes. (SF Gate-Chronicle 09/13)
Blaze Ignites Concern
- Toxics, Navy silence raise questions. (SJ Mercury News) (May no
longer be available on-line)
Faults Navy Handling of 4-Week Landfill Fire
- Heavy metals, petroleum hydrocarbons and other industrial wastes
are embedded throughout the 46-acre landfill. (LA Times 09/12)
Feels The Heat EPA criticized
the U.S. Navy. (Chronicle 09/13)
Fire Poses No Risk, Officials Say
- But neighbors notice multicolored fumes (Chronicle 09/13)
Whether Fumes Were Hazardous
- Navy says air safe (Examiner 09/14).
Fire at Hunters Point Shipyard
- (SF Bayview
Declares Victory in Battle Against Long-Burning Hunters Point Fire
- `There has not been smoke or flames visible for 72 hours.'' (editorial
Landfill Fire Raises Residents' Ire
- Residents crowded a Bayview
Hunters Point community forum to scold the U.S. Navy for not telling
the truth about a fire at a toxic landfill last month. (Examiner 09/21
Navy: Clean Your Room
- Prop P. asserts a simple but important principle
- that those who spill toxic materials should bear full clean ( Examiner
Too Slow to Respond On Shipyard Fire
- The Navy's accounting of the incident to date has been less than
satisfactory. (editorial Chronicle 10/02)
On Lies - Bayview residents
are getting sick while the Navy makes excuses. (Guardian 10/04)
the Shipyard’s Toxic Landfill Out of Here Now!
- the historic town hall meeting.
Point Fault - Hunters Point
Official Map of Seismic Hazard Zones (look at the shipyard
!!! Released 11/17/00)
Commanding Officer's Guide to Environmental Compliance
What rules they are supposed to be following
Some of what they say is here, and they consider us over reactionary.
SFBG Fallout Series/Reports
E Map & Earthquake Amplification
Why don't they address this it endangers us
Thanks to (FAS) Federation of American Scientist we have an idea
what surrounds us, including radiation sources
By Lew Brennerman, MD, PhD good description of what we are
experiencing and where we live.
Finds Bay View Children at Risk
Breast Cancer: Cause and controversy
A human carcinogen high levels found around us
Indoor Environments Division
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Toxic Organic Compounds
Volatile Organic Compounds
a good explanation and the health effects
Environment Safety & Health. Good explanation of PCB's handling,
health effects & characteristics
CDC Review of Toxic City
Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease
Registry Fact Sheet
Tenants Rattled by Cleanup Plan for Hunters Point. Navy's mention
of radioactive waste is news to them
Bay's Nuclear Leftover
Register Environmental Documents
Record of Decision and Reuse of the Hunters Point
Annex to Naval Station treasure Island 11/20/2000
Down on Brown
Point Health Care Task Force
Focused on Breast Health Care.
S.F Toxic Time Bomb. Immigrants are
the newest victims of Bayview-area hazards.
Breast Cancer: Cause & Controversy Blacks Take the Hit.
Featuring Hunters Point
The Real Hunters Point
Pathway Analyses (ATSDR)
Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Annex. Conclusion
ATSDR Parcel E
mentioned. Please pay particular attention
to item 3, and add TOCS, VOCS, Chlorine
Canisters, Petroleum Products, PCB's and a plastic engineered cap.
Add Liquefaction. You summarize what
Landfills produce methane apply this to parcel
E at the shipyard, controlled it is good. Under
a plastic cap?.
The Gas System. How a house was blown
off it's foundation because of methane
Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority
Populations and Low-Income Populations. Do You think
this has been addressed?
This has the Federal Regulations
Office of Solid Waste (Landfill Laws & Policy)
Environmental Contamination & other health
hazards including radiation (ATSDR)
ATSDR Responsibilities at Defense Department Facilities
HPNSY California EPA ID# CA1170090087
(Hunters Point Naval Ship Yard)
Ship Scrapper under judges scrutiny in SF
Northern Cal Chapter of the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials
Manager. Metal Loading Rates From Ground Water at HPNSY to SF Bay,
SF Cal. (see parcel E)
Choking on Lies
Toxic Issues Smolder on the Hill
SF Independent Media Toxic Fire at Hunters Point- Fire Down Below
Hazardous Waste Law Superfund quotes Brown
For the Disposal and Reuse of HPNSY
Hunters Point Development
of the Inspector General
Links, Topics, Telephone Numbers
Navy 1942 Seizure
Hunters Point Residence Homes Seized
Anna Walden Branch depository for HPNSY cleanup records
Commission on the Environment
Odors in the Bay View-Hunters Point Neighborhood
Understand the Money System (Understand the Sell Outs)