Read the Latest News on Bayview Hunters Point Shipyard Scandal

August 22, 2018- BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT- Head of SF Dept. of Public Health resigns! CLICK HERE to read SF Examiner.
August 16, 2018- BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT- FRONT PAGE NEWS! Bayview residents blast SF officials over shipyard cleanup, CLICK HERE to read SF Chronicle article.
September 9, 2018- BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT- Take Action for Environmental, Climate, & Social Justice in Bayview Hunters Point! Sunday, September 9, 2018 – 12:30 pm Protest at the Lennar Corporation’s Shipyard “Welcome Center” CLICK HERE for flyer.
July 29, 2018: BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT- FRONT PAGE NEWS! Bombshell exposé about Hunters Point Shipyard Superfund site, ‘Working in a Wasteland”,  CLICK HERE to read SF Chronicle article.
July 26, 2018: BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT- Will the Hunters Point Shipyard ever be habitable? Greenaction’s Sheridan Enomoto speaks on the environmental justice struggle of the Bayview Hunters Point community. CLICK HERE to listen.
July 26, 2018: BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT- BREAKING NEWS! Greenaction Files New Petition with California Department of Public Health to Revoke Tetra Tech’s California Radiological Material License, CLICK HERE to read press release.
July 16, 2018: BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT- Community Protest Delays Start of State’s Controversial Scanning as State Officials Hide Out inside Lennar Corporation’s “Welcome Center” and Refuse to Speak to Community Members CLICK HERE to read press release, CLICK HERE to read SF Examiner article.
July 9, 2018: BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT- BREAKING NEWS! Testing plan released for residential site at Hunters Point Shipyard does not include homes. Click here to read more.
July 6, 2018: BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT- Greenaction & Bayview Hunters Point Residents Denounce State’s Refusal to Conduct Comprehensive Soil Sampling for Radioactive and Toxic Contaminants of Soil Under Homes. Click here to read press release.
July 5, 2018: BREAKING NEWS! Scott Pruitt Resigns! Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice Celebrates Scott Pruitt’s Resignation and Issues a Call to Action against his replacement, Coal Industry Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler.
On June 13, at 6pm we are having an Emergency Community Meeting for Bayview Hunters Point in response to last month’s public hearing on the massive radiological fraud at the Hunters Point Superfund site. Click here to see flyer.

Marie Harrison, a Bayview resident and member of the environmental justice group Greenaction, speaks at a news conference outside City Hall on Monday, May 14, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

March 2018:

Read the latest news on Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund Site HERE.

Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) is a low-income community of color located in Southeast San Francisco on the San Francisco Bay. The residents and environment of BVHP are disproportionately and cumulatively impacted by many stationary and mobile pollution sources, including toxic contamination and development work at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard site, toxic contamination at the former PG&E Hunters Point power plant, the Southeast Sewage Treatment plant, many under-regulated and unregulated dirty industries, diesel freight transport and two freeways.  Bayview Hunters Point residents suffer from a high rate of asthma and cancer.

The extensive contamination at the former PG&E site and the former Shipyard both are serious threats to public health and the environment, including the land, air and the water quality of San Francisco Bay. The proper and safe cleanup of these sites is important to protect the health of current and future residents and to protect water and air quality.

Greenaction has been a leader in health and environmental justice organizing in Bayview Hunters Point since we were founded in 1997, and several of our staff have ties to this community for decades. We work with residents from the diverse ethnic groups in the community, and a wide range of community groups, public housing tenants organizations, faith-based and youth groups in our efforts.

Key accomplishments in Bayview Hunters Point and Southeast San Francisco with our community partners include:

* Led the campaign that closed the PG&E Hunters Point power plant;

* Played key organizing role in opposing and stopping the combustion turbine power plants proposed for Southeast San Francisco and worked with allies to get the City and California Independent Systems Operator to close the Mirant power plant;

* Developed and implemented a successful Diesel Education and Emissions Reduction Project that worked effectively with residents, truckers, businesses, schools and bus drivers to reduce diesel vehicle idling in Bayview Hunters Point;

* Implementing a grassroots educational campaign to raise awareness among subsistence fishers and those that eat toxic fish from the Bay about the health threats from eating contaminated fish in large quantities and how to prepare and eat fish to reduce risk;

* Empowering African American and Pacific Islander mothers living in dilapidated public housing to organize and form the Huntersview Mothers Committee for Health and Environmental Justice;

* Educating and empowering African American youth and young adults from Huntersview public housing to form Youth In Action, a new youth group that has become an important voice for Bayview Hunters Point and the environmental justice  movement;

* Getting the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and state Department of Toxic Substances Control to increase their enforcement actions and regulatory oversight.

BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT

January 31st, 2018: Greenaction & Community Press Conference on the Hunters Point Superfund Site Fraud and Coverup – 5 PM – 451 Galvez Street, Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco – Press Advisory

CLICK HERE to view the Greenaction and Community demands about the radioactive scandal at Hunters Point Shipyard

CLICK HERE to see Greenaction’s petition to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to revoke Tetra Tech’s license and all the supporting documentation.


January 26th, 2018: BREAKING NEWS!!!

Federal government now admits almost half of toxic cleanup at the shipyard is questionable or faked! Click here to read article

If you are in the Bay Area, next Wednesday January 31st please join Greenaction and residents at the Navy “Community Meeting and Open House” to challenge government agencies and Lennar/Five Points over the fraudulent clean up. The meeting is at 451 Galvez Avenue, SF and starts at 5:30. Greenaction will be there at 5 pm to give out the truth to people attending. Join us for health and justice!


January 18th, 2018: BREAKING NEWS!!! Navy Finds More Evidence of ‘Potential Data Manipulation’ in Hunters Point Shipyard Cleanup! Click here to read the article from NBC Bay Area. 

 

October 30, 2017: Greenaction Challenges Gentrification in Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco – Read Greenaction’s comments to SF Planning Department on India Basin Mixed Use Development. Also, check out Greenaction’s two new factsheets:


September 30, 2017: Greenaction, Bayview Hunters Point residents, and supporters protested at the Lennar/FivePoint Shipyard Street Fair to highlight the threat posed by pollution and gentrification associated with company’s mega development at and next to the Hunter Point Naval Shipyard Superfund site. Check out the protest’s call to action HERE, the Press Release HERE, the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Fact Sheet HERE, and Pictures from the protest HERE

Breaking News! Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at Noon – Greenaction and Hunters Point Shipyard Superfund Site Whistleblowers Exposed Radioactive Scandal and Coverup!  Greenaction files Petition with Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Revoke License of Tetra Tech due to:

Check out our coverage:

Thursday, May 25th 2017: Breaking News! Greenaction & Environmental Law and Justice Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law Release Report on Harmful Pollution from Under-Regulated Concrete Plants in Bayview Hunters Point and Beyond, Exposing Lax Government Oversight of Air Pollution.

March 10, 2017: Hunters Point Shipyard Superfund toxic scandal grows! Greenaction & Bayview Hunters Point allies blast Navy & US EPA for hiring contractor who faked data to review data from Tetra Tech, the company that falsified hundreds of radioactive soil samples. Read letter to Navy and EPA  and Watch and read the NBC Bay Area investigative report on this latest scandal

March 1, 2017: Read the story from the investigative reporter who brought to light the latest Hunters Point Shipyard scandal HERE!


February 17, 2017: You can read and listen to the story at this link: Check out the new Opinion Piece in SF Chronicle by Alena Naiden featuring Marrie Harrison HERE!

  • February 8th, 2017: Demand Full Cleanup of Radioactive & Toxic Contamination at Hunters Point Shipyard Superfund Site! Join Greenaction & Bayview Hunters Point residents in challenging the Navy and USEPA’s cover-up and inadequate cleanup of radioactive and toxic pollution at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Read more HERE!

Pollution and Climate Change in Bayview Hunters Point Basics:

Check out our new factsheet about pollution problems and climate issues in Bayview Hunters Point, download it HERE!

Check out our new and updated Sea Level Rise and Climate Change in Bayview factsheet, download it HERE!

August 3, 2016: News story released featuring Marie Harrison of Greenaction. Read the San Francisco Examiner’s story on the issues of environmental racism and injustice in Bayview Hunters Point by Robyn Purchia HERE!

CURRENT CAMPAIGNS:

Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Task Force/Bayview Hunters Point IVAN: Visit our new website, www.bvhp-ivan.org, a site where Bayview Hunters Point & Southeast San Francisco residents can file pollution complaints on line. The IVAN website works with our open community meetings, the Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force (see schedule below). Help reduce pollution and injustice in Bayview Hunters Point by engaging with businesses, policy and decision makers, and agencies directly! Meetings held at City College of San Francisco, Southeast Campus (Alex Pitcher Room), 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco.

Upcoming 2017 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 18th, 6-8pm, Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street San Francisco
  • February 15th, 2-4pm, Southeast Community College 1800 Oakdale, SF
  • March 15th, 6-8pm, Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street San Francisco
  • April 19th, 2-4pm, Southeast Community College 1800 Oakdale, SF
  • May 17th, 6-8pm, Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street San Francisco
  • June 21st, 2-4pm, Southeast Community College 1800 Oakdale, SF
  • July 19th, 6-8pm, Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street San Francisco
  • August 16th, 2-4pm, Southeast Community College 1800 Oakdale, SF
  • September 20th, 6-8pm, Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street San Francisco
  • October 18th, 2-4pm, Southeast Community College 1800 Oakdale, SF
  • November 16th, 6-8pm, Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street San Francisco
  • December 13th, 2-4pm, Southeast Community College 1800 Oakdale, SF

June 15th, 2016 at 2pm. Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force. Help reduce pollution and injustice in Bayview Hunters Point!

May 18th, 2016 at 2pm. Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force. Help reduce pollution and injustice in Bayview Hunters Point!

Thursday, April 21,  2016 at 6 pm: Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force. Help reduce pollution and injustice in Bayview Hunters Point!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 2 pm: Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force. Help reduce pollution and injustice in Bayview Hunters Point! Check out our meeting flyers: English, Spanish, Chinese.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – Come join us for our next monthly convening of the Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Task Force at 2-4 pm at the Southeast Community College (1800 Oakdale) in the Alice Pitcher Room in Bayview. Check out the fliers and get the word out: English & Spanish.

August 21, 2015: Read article in San Francisco Examiner newspaper about our new Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Task Force

July 22, 2015: Greenaction Launches Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force – and our new Bayview Hunters Point Point Pollution Complaint Website Now Online! Click here for more!

>LENNAR:

Thursday April 21, 2016: From the Bayview to the Mission to Treasure Island, LENNAR is toxic for our communities!! Rally with us on Thursday April 21, 12PM! Lennar Downtown Sales Office. 645 Howard, SF (between 2nd and 3rd street). Read, download and distribute our event flier here, and check in with us on Facebook at our Event Page.

Thursday, January 28th – Noon at Lennar’s Shipyard Sales Office, 645 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA (between 2nd/3rd Streets) followed by march to US EPA Region IX Headquarters. See pictures HERE and read the Press Release HERE

Breaking News:  Radioactive Scandal Erupts! Greenaction & Community Victory  Federal & State Regulators Halt New Transfers of Navy Land at the Shipyard due to Falsification of Soil Samples.

  • September 23,  2016 –
    • Read the NBC Bay Area report HERE!
  • September 22, 2016 –
    • Read the Hoodline article HERE!
  • September 21, 2016 –
    • Read the latest San Francisco Magazine Article HERE!
  • September 19, 2016
    • Read coverage from INSIDE EPA HERE!
    • Radioactive Scandal Erupts! Greenaction & Community Victory:  Federal & State Regulators Halt New Transfers of Navy Land at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund Site due to Falsification of Soil Samples by Tetra Tech:
      • September 13, 2016: Read US EPA & State Department of Toxic Substances Control letter to the Navy HERE!
      • September 13, 2016: Read Our Press release HERE!
      • October 19, 2016: Read Greenaction letter to USEPA and DTSC with the community’s demands in response to the falsification of soil samples HERE!
      • Media articles 2016: Read the NBC Bay Area report from September 23 HERE, INSIDE EPA’s report form September 19 HERE, the Hoodline article from September HERE, Ingleside-Excelsior Light article September 16 HERE, Bayview newspaper article September 17 HERE and San Francisco Magazine Article September 21 HERE.
      • Media articles 2017: Read excellent San Francisco  Magazine story from January 3 on the radioactive scandal at Hunters Point Shipyard from January 3 HERE, NBC Bay Area’s February 9th story on Radioactive Scandal at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard – and Greenaction & Community Challenge to Coverup HERE!, Read the story from the investigative reporter who brought to light the latest Hunters Point Shipyard scandal in All City News March 1, HERE! NBC Investigative Report March 10 blasting EPA for hiring contractor who faked data to review data from Tetra Tech, HERE and response letter to the Navy and EPA HERE!
  • September 16, 2016
    • Read US EPA & State Department of Toxic Substances Control letter to the Navy HERE.
    • Read Our Press release HERE!
    • Read press coverage of Shipyard radioactive scandal from the Ingleside-Excelsior Light HERE!
    • Read the Bayview newspaper article HERE!

August 21, 2015: Read article in San Francisco Examiner newspaper about our new Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Task Force

Read the SF Appeal’s article on the Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force!

Read and watch Al Jazeera America TV and news stories about Bayview Hunters Point gentrification, toxic and radioactive pollution!

Read great story in Western Edition newspaper about Greenaction’s work empowering communities including Bayview Hunters Point!

>Leadership Academies:

Read about Greenaction’s Bayview Hunters Point Climate Justice Leadership Academy HERE.

>Pollution and Climate Change in Bayview Hunters Point Basics:

Check out our new factsheet about pollution problems and climate issues in Bayview Hunters Point, download it HERE!

Check out our new and updated Sea Level Rise and Climate Change in Bayview factsheet, download it HERE!

> Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Cleanup Campaign

> PG&E Hunters Point Power Plant Clean Up Campaign

> Air Pollution from the Demolition/Construction at Huntersview Public Housing

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