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Shipyard veterans may have been exposed to cancer-causing radioactive materials. The Navy has not told them.

by NBC Bay Area | January 27, 2024
Moments after he landed in Los Angeles for his son’s wedding last year, Gilbert “Kip” Wyand said he vomited a gallon of blood in the airport parking lot. Two months later, in May, Wyand was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia — a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow ...

San Francisco, EPA Fight Over Hunters Point Shipyard Radiation Cleanup

by NBC Bay Area | October 5, 2022
In the memo to a public employee environmental watchdog group, known as “Peer,” the EPA states its land use rules are designed to “ensure protection of human health but also to ensure the integrity of remedies in the long term.” “They are not as protective as they ...

Environmentalists Fault Sending ‘Very Low Level’ Nuclear Waste to Landfills

by NBC Bay Area | May 19, 2020
“The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a rule “reinterpretation” that would allow commercial landfills to start taking in low level radioactive waste, in lieu of the four currently licensed disposal facilities nationwide. Critics, like Jeff Ruch, West Coast head ...

Ousted Western EPA Chief Speaks Out

by NBC Bay Area | February 12, 2020
“The ousted head of the Western region office of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday he believes he fell victim to his popularity with Democrats, like Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had praised him for his work on the cleanup of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San ...
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