Request #18-1495

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has reviewed publicly available technical information and we want to assure residents, tenants, and workers that Hunters Point Shipyard Parcel A where the new construction is located is safe.

Two reports that document the safety are uploaded and a brief description is:

  • Prior to the transfer of Parcel A from the Navy to the former San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, the USEPA drove a van with radiation detection equipment on all navigable roads at the Shipyard, including the roads on Parcel A, to verify that there weren’t any issues with residual dust on the surface or anything to a specified depth below the surface (the limit of the detectors). The results from the USEPA equipment were no detections other than natural background levels. 
  • In addition, for a research project unrelated to the Shipyard cleanup, the Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office conducted an aerial survey of the whole Shipyard in August 2012 with sophisticated radiation detection instruments. The Department of Energy's Remote Sensing lab's Aerial Measuring Systems (AMS) was used to scan the entire Shipyard. It found nothing of concern for the entirety of HPS including Parcel A.


May 4, 2018 via web


Public Health: Hunters Point Shipyard / Naval Stations





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Veronica Vien

Department Assignment Public
Added: Public Health: Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Removed: Public Health: Other.
May 21, 2018, 1:31pm
Request Closed Public

This concludes your public records request.

May 21, 2018, 12:19pm
Request Published Public
May 8, 2018, 4:53pm
Request Reopened Public
May 4, 2018, 5:33pm
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May 4, 2018, 5:32pm
Document(s) Released Public
HPNS Radiological Scanner Van Report September 2002.pdf
May 4, 2018, 5:27pm
Document(s) Released Public
2013-HQFO-00353 Bay Area background aerial radiological survey.pdf
May 4, 2018, 5:25pm
Department Assignment Public
Public Health: Other
May 4, 2018, 5:07pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
May 4, 2018, 5:07pm