Youth vs The Apocalypse — Earth Day 2022
Youth vs The Apocalypse Earth Day 2022 Photo: AP Sumchai
SF Planning.org
CGJ Report Key Summary — Rising Groundwater at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard
Environmental Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Mappings document extent of radiation contamination Shipyard shoreline and clusters of radioactive biomarkers and radiogenic cancers detected by the Hunters Point Biomonitoring Foundation, Inc.
Radiogenic cancer cluster sited at the Palou Avenue Crisp Road entry to the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, NRDL Laboratories and industrial landfill updated June 1, 2022. Note the yellow indicator pins assigned to residents and workers diagnosed with brain and central nervous system tumors and cancers clustered around the Crisp Road entry to the federal Superfund sites and red indicator pins assigned to residents with breast cancer encircling the half mile perimeter of the base.
Photo obtained on June 5, 2022 at the heavily contaminated yet publicly accessible South Basin Shoreline of an intersecting system of federal Superfund sites. In the backdrop are Alice Griffith apartments, Gilman playground and Bret Harte Elementary school. Photo: A P Sumchai
Extent of radiological contamination Hunters Point shoreline — NBC Bay Area [https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/san-francisco-hunters-point-contamination-cleanup-development/175231/?ampundefined]
What is Groundwater? https://www.groundwater.org/get-informed/basics/groundwater.html
Finding 5 — Civil Grand Jury Report 2021–2022
Map from SFPlanning.org documents the Islais Creek, Hunters Point Promontory and Candlestick Park region to be Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Zones.
May 2018 San Francisco Board of Supervisors Hearing Hunters Point Naval Shipyard — Bradley Angel Director Greenaction in foreground. Photo: Examiner
Trying to Build a Future on Toxic Ground — Marie Harrison, in utter exasperation, commands the podium of the Health Commission during the July 15, 2008 hearing to protest the deliberate concealment of an asbestos level of 138,000 fibers detected on May 30, 2018 at the Lennar Hunters Point construction site within days of the June 5, 2018 municipal election in which the Lennar sponsored ballot measure Proposition G went before the City electorate. Proposition G granted the mega-developer permission to construct 10,000 homes on a federal Superfund site. DPH did not release the astronomical asbestos exceedence until July 14th and despite the fact that shutdown levels for asbestos exceedences at the Lennar construction site were set at 16,000 fibers, DPH failed to shut down the site.
Aerial view — the south central Hunters Point shoreline community abuts a system of three federal Superfund sites at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, the Parcel E-2 landfill and Yosemite Slough. https://sfbayview.com/2020/04/the-landfill-in-our-bodies/

“If you drink much from a bottle marked poison it is certain to disagree with you!”

Lewis Carroll — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Repeat urinary screening conducted in April 2022 on resident living at Shipyard western fence line documents new and worsening exposures. Body burden contains lead, aluminum, barium, cadmium, cesium, gadolinium, gallium, platinum, thallium, tin, uranium, copper, manganese, molybdenum, strontium, vanadium, zin, calcium and potassium in high normal to floridly toxic concentrations.
Photo of a backhoe excavator at the unfortified chain metal fence separating deep soil excavations on a federal Superfund property from homes, schools, playgrounds and daycare centers on the Hunters Point hilltop at Kiska Road. This photo was submitted with a complaint to the BAAQMD in June of 2020 when, by Executive Order of Mayor London Breed, construction was initiated at Parcel A-2 during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and record breaking California wildfire season in the community with the second highest COVID-19 case rate.
Unprotected shipyard worker — photo courtesy Lennar
UCSF Workers sited in Building 830 at 75 Crisp Road are exposed to dangerous chemicals documented by the Navy and EPA to be present in Parcel E-2 soils, groundwater and landfills. Many have undergone biomonitoring screenings that detects Proposition 65 listed chemicals in aggregate. An internal scoping survey completed by UCSF in 2021 detected cesium, radium, thorium and progeny of uranium in concentrations exceeding background outside Building 830. An employee who has worked here full time for six years reported she and co-workers were strolling around the facility recently when a security guard cautioned, “this is radioactive!”
UCSF workers in Building 830 face intersecting pathways of exposure from landfill gas, airborne radioactive fugitive dust, groundwater, fill and bay mud.
Photo captured by UCSF Building 830 worker of the unfortified chain metal fence separating a radiologically impacted facility never cleared by CaDPH for human reuse from Navy operations deep soil excavations of the radiation contaminated Parcel E-2 shoreline and landfill.
Human health risk assessment from the Parcel E-2 Record of Decision documents cancer risks as high as 6 in 10,000 and Hazard Indices as high as 100 in the east adjacent area under the recreational scenario. An excess cancer risk of 1 in a million and a HI less than one are acceptable human exposure risks. Chemicals in Parcel E-2 groundwater include lead, arsenic, VOCs and petroleum hydrocarbons.
“If you drink much from a bottle marked “poison,” it is certain to disagree with you!” Lewis Carroll — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Hunters Point Shipyard was assigned a Hazard Ranking Score of 100 for groundwater migration on November 21, 1989 when placed on the National Priorities List of federal Superfund sites by the EPA. The estimated cancer risk of intentional or unintentional drinking of Parcel E-2 shoreline groundwater is 5 in 1000 with a non cancer Hazard Index of 80!
Accessing the Contaminated Shoreline — Hunters Point Naval Shipyard — a federal Superfund Site on YouTube
Hunters Point Naval Shipyard shoreline and drydocks -beneath the clouds of an uncertain future.
Principle Recommendation — CGJ 2021/2022
“Dragged beneath the metal plate of the Hunters Point Shipyard dirty development bulldozer are unaccounted -for victims of toxic exposure and a “landfill” of government sanctioned actions designed to deny the health threats residents face in the overdeveloped, heavily industrialized and densely polluted 94124 zip code.” Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD — Houses in the Mud — SF Bayview
Civil Grand Jury Report 2021/2022 Finding 6
Hunters Point Demands a Voice on Shipyard Cleanup. September 17, 2019 Petition to Reinstate the RAB denied by the Navy.
Findings and Recommendations of the 2010/2011 CGJ have not been addressed by the City & County of San Francisco.
Article 31 of the Health Code is a city law that requires the Health Director sign off on all work areas at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard anticipated to disturb 50 cubic yards of soil or more. The Department of Public Health benefits from a revenue stream for earth moving activities conducted by the Master Developer Lennar/Five Point. [https://www.sfdph.org/dph/EH/HuntersPoint/Article_31_Process.asp]
“Cha Ching” goes the cash register at the San Francisco Department of Public Health as 1.2 million cubic yards of soil and 35 feet of serpentinite rock were graded from the Hunters Point hilltop in 2006–2007 to create a graded separation between new homes at The Shipyard and the predominantly low income community of color that makes up Bayview Hunters Point.
Black Lives Mattered in September 2007 as representatives of Power led by Alicia Garza (l) and the Nation of Islam protest the “moonscape” created when the master developer Lennar excavated 1.2 million cubic yards of earth at the construction site and graded 35 feet from the Hunters Point hilltop to create a grade separation between the new homes built at The Shipyard and the predominantly low income Hunters Point neighborhood.
Looming over the San Francisco skyline iconic Hunters Point Gantry Crane is a historic landmark that stands 450 feet tall, 730 feet long and weighs 8,400 tons. It is the largest gantry crane in the world. Built to swap gun turrets on battleships, the Hunters Point Gantry Crane can lift over a million pounds.
Earth Day 2021 in San Francisco: https://sfbayview.com/2021/04/earth-day-2021-in-san-francisco/
Building 815 — Main headquarters for the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratories is sited on Parcel A-2 where Lennar/Five Point is actively excavating soil to build new homes within feet of the radiation contaminated Parcel E-2 landfill.
Documentary, Research and Activism — Screening Documentary Never Surrender https://youtu.be/zypiEX-2ZfQ



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Hunters Point Biomonitoring Foundation Inc

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Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD- Director & PI. Founding Chair- Radiological Committee Hunters Point Shipyard RAB 2001, Former Attending MD VA Toxic Registry & SFDPH