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No Contaminated Material Brought to Brisbane

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An April 21, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle article stated that soil from Hunters Point Naval Shipyard was delivered to a Recology facility in Brisbane.  The title and primary theme of the article contend that the soil was potentially toxic and/or incorporated dangerous levels of radioactive waste.

Recology contacted the reporter, and was provided with their source report, “Hunters Point NS SF CA, Appendix G Part 1 of 12., Waste Disposal Information and Manifests - Final Response Action Contract Report for Durable Covers Remedy in Parcel B-2 dated April 2018_4.6.2018”, which was used to write their article.  That report included the following information:

5 Beatty Road is the address for Brisbane Recycling Company (BRC), not Recology, whose address is 501 Tunnel Avenue, San Francisco.  City staff contacted the owner of BRC, who confirmed that 40 tons of asphalt had been received in their facility on that day, but the hauler listed the source address on the intake form as “3rd and Evans”, which is also located in San Francisco. 

BRC then reached out to the Navy to determine the correct source and nature of the asphalt.  The following letter was received, indicating that the asphalt had been installed in 2013, was removed in 2015, and was not associated with radiological contamination.

City staff is continuing to work with BRC to understand how/why the source of the asphalt was incorrectly listed on the intake form. 

There is no listing in the reporter's source report that any material from Hunters Point Naval Shipyard was delivered to Baylands Soil Processing, which is located on the bottom two-thirds of the Brisbane Baylands site.

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