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"CLEANING THE SWAMP" Hunters Point & Treasure Island Tetra Tech Workers Blow Whistle
Four Tetra Tech health and safety inspectors who were working at the Hunters Naval Shipyard and Treasure Island reported on the systemic criminal cover-up and corruption by the company threatening the health and safety of the workers, residents and families who are now buying homes in the area. They charge that there is serious contaminated radioactive earth in the area where new construction has gone on.
Four Hunters Point and Treasure Island Tetra Tech health and safety inspectors spoke at a press conference at the former San Francisco shipyard and superfund toxic dump site on June 27, 2017 about the systemic criminal cover-up by the company. They also accused the Navy of serious radioactive contamination at the site and failure to rectify it. They were harassed, bullied and terminated when they reported the fraud and malfeasance by the management and officers of the company. Green Action has filed a lawsuit to halt the use by the Navy of this corrupt contractor. Other community health advocates talked about the environmental racism and the serious health conditions and deaths by the residents.
They also called for a criminal investigation by the San Francisco District Attorney Gascon and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to investigate Tetra Tech and criminally prosecute them for fraud and corruption.
San Francisco city politicians including Mayor Ed Lee, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Governor Brown have helped continue the criminal cover-up that has endangered the lives of the workers, children and families in the area.
Additionally Michael Madry who was an Assurance Quality Manager at Test America which also examined tests at the site was fired when he found fraud and the OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program investigator Darrell Whitman was also bullied and fired by his manager and the Chief of OSHA David Michaels and Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez both illegally prevented an investigation of this retaliation.
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Tetra Tech has received tens of millions of dollars in the clean-up at Hunters Point and Treasure Island and Tetra Tech workers say much of the work was fraudulent and they were terminated when they tried to protect the public.
Hunters Point Bayview and Treasure Island are highly contaminated with toxins and radioactive material. Over $600 million has been spent to supposedly clean it up for developers connected to Ed Lee and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi but the site according to Tetra Tech whistleblowers is still seriously contaminated through systemic fraud by the company.
The national developer Lennar Urban is building thousands of condos at the Hunters Point Naval shipyard despite extensive evidence of fraudulent testing of the site and the criminal cover-up by Tetra Tech and the Navy.
Tons of radioactive soil was supposed to be removed but according to the Tetra Tech whistleblowers it was left on the site and also records were criminally manipulated to say that the site was safe.
The Hunters Point Naval Shipyard was used as a radioactive laboratory to test the dangers of radioactive material. Also dozens of ships that were in nuclear blasts in the Marshall Islands were brought to the shipyard where they were sandblasted and the dust and contamination was spread out throughout the site and into the bay.
Federal, State and Local officials and oversight agencies are allowing the construction of thousands of homes on one of the most contaminated sites in the United States for massive profits despite the serious health and safety dangers.