The Navy report, released in late March, raises questions about the truthfulness and accuracy of allegations by plaintiffs who have filed multi-million dollar whistleblower lawsuits against Tetra Tech EC in an effort to gain financially from their claims.
The Navy report says: “Recent reporting in various media about work performed for the Navy by Tetra Tech EC (TTEC) at Treasure Island has generated community concerns and questions about the environmental site conditions at Treasure Island and reuse. The Navy wants the public to know that the site conditions at Treasure Island present no health risk to those who live on, work on, or visit Treasure Island. TTEC performed limited radiological work at Treasure Island between 2007-2008 and 2013-2016. The Navy has confidence that there is no risk to public health and safety because of the work performed, the expert review, and the oversight (from the Navy described in the report).
The report says the Navy has “determined (TTEC’s work) to be consistent and accurate” and that “there is no radiological health risk to the community.” The report concludes the Navy “has confidence there is no risk to public health and safety because of the work performed” by Tetra Tech EC.
The report is the latest to clear Tetra Tech EC of allegations of failing to properly clean both Treasure Island and Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco of radiological residues left over from the Navy’s World War II efforts. Earlier this year, The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, California Department of Public Health, San Francisco Public Health Department all issued reports saying there are no health or safety risks associated with the work done by Tetra Tech EC at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco where new housing is being built.