Mighty Acorns Grow!

Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Health & Justice Leaders Meet with High Ranking EPA Officials

Mighty Oaks — From Little Acorns Grow

“Mighty oaks — from little acorns grow is a 14th century English proverb that inspires us to never give up and to always remember that great things do indeed come from very small beginnings.”

An adorable…


“In San Francisco’s Hunters Point 25,000 people live near a decommissioned naval base, including a 46-acre toxic waste dump and the remainders of the Navy’s radiological defense laboratory. According to some, it is one of the most polluted sites in the world, possibly for a long time to come. Is the Navy fulfilling its responsibility to the residents…or simply laying waste and walking off?” Saul Bloom — Shame About The Shipyard: The History of Environmental Contamination and Management of the Hunters Point Shipyard. Verdict — National Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals — Vol. 8 №1 January 2002

Shame About The Shipyard by Saul Bloom- Verdict-April 2002 Illustration: Elizabeth Brizzi

Brain cancers are rare…the chance that you will be diagnosed with brain cancer in your lifetime is 0.6% based on 2017 data. The number of brain cancers diagnosed each year in the US is only 6 cases per 100,000. …

The Amazing Parallels Between Flint Michigan and Bayview Hunters Point

“Nothing’s changed because the water’s been making my skin itchy. You can’t drink it, too.” Amariyanna Copeny — known as Little Miss Flint — in a 2016 letter to President Barack Obama

Flint is the largest city in Michigan and birthplace of General Motors and the Flint Strike of 1936 that led to formation of the United Auto Workers. It has over 100,000 residents and is described as “one of the poorest…


Prepared for the Scientific Guidance Panel Biomonitoring California November 8, 2021

On the Unspeakable History of Animal Cruelty at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard

Romeo & Mia at HP Biomonitoring Medical Screening Clinic circa 2019

If spirits haunt the shoreline of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard…they most certainly include the spirits of animals! The history of the federal Superfund site is replete with the mass killing of animals. This is not a…

Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD, PD (Stanford Postdoctoral Fellow)

Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program

Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD, PD - Medical Director & PI. Founding Chair- Radiological Committee Hunters Point Shipyard RAB Attending MD VA Toxic Registry and SFDPH

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