Traveling east on Palou Avenue at the intersection of 3rd Street, we approach the historic Crisp Road entry to the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard — a Federal Superfund system and campus of the United States Naval Radiological Defense Laboratories — located half mile from the major transit center in Bayview Hunters Point.
The Dirty Development of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard…no place for a child to live, play…or pray!
Entering the Crisp Road gate to the shipyards southern shoreline we come upon the NRDL laboratory complex. Building 830 is located within feet of the fifty acre Parcel E-2 Industrial landfill - a radioactive dump separately designated a Federal Superfund site.
Building 815 served as consolidated headquarters for the Naval Radiological Defense laboratories from 1955 to 1969. NRDL scientists poured radioactive waste into the laboratory drains in Building 815 with full approval of the Atomic Energy Commission.
The Parcel E-2 Industrial Landfill is nested within the heavily contaminated shoreline of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard — a Federal Superfund site. The shoreline drains southward into the South Basin of San Francisco Bay and westward toward 3rd Street via Yosemite Slough- a Federal Superfund site.
The Navy is conducting deep soil excavations and heavy equipment operations at the Parcel E-2 Industrial landfill and south along the western fence line of the shipyards radiation contaminated shoreline. The Navy calls this region the Panhandle Area. Private homes, public housing, historic mansions, churches, playgrounds, daycare centers and community centers are located within fifty feet of the most dangerously contaminated regions on the Hunters Point shoreline.
A 3 year old who eats his vegetables:
Navigating the Toxic Triangle in Hunters Point
The Hunters Point Biomonitoring Foundation activated a National Response Center Incident Report on July 29, 2022 upon receipt of urinary screening detections in a three year old boy including toxic heavy metals documented by the Navy and US EPA to be chemicals of concern at HPNS and by the State of California as Proposition 65 list cancer causing chemicals.