U.S. government plans to sue Hunters Point shipyard contractor, alleging fraud. Exposing Misconduct.

U.S. government plans to sue Hunters Point shipyard contractor, alleging fraud

October 26, 2018

The United States government has bolstered three whistleblower lawsuits against Tetra Tech, the environmental remediation company hired to clean up the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard’s radiation, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. The Department of Justice plans to sue Tetra Tech, accusing it of widespread fraud.

Since the cleanup’s start in 2012, Tetra Tech whistleblowers have come forward claiming the company fraudulently instructed them to swap contaminated soil samples with clean ones, among other short cuts, to expedite the $1 billion cleanup process of radioactivity dating back to the Cold War. For decades, the Navy used Hunters Point to decontaminate its ships — with radioactive material ending up in the storm drains and sewers.

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