Presentation on Role of TetraTech EC in the Environmental Clean-Up of Alameda Point by the United States Navy, July 24, 2018
The former Naval Air Station Alameda (referred to as Alameda Point) was an active United States Navy (Navy) base from 1940 to 1997. It was selected for closure as part of the 1993 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). Operational closure occurred in April 1997.
Alameda Point is a federal “Superfund” site due to contamination in soil, groundwater, and soil gas associated with the Navy’s past use of the property and is comprised of 300 petroleum sites and 34 federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) installation restoration sites, many of which have been remediated and closed. The Navy is responsible for the clean-up of contamination associated with its former activities at Alameda Point, and has been actively investigating and remediating the property for the last 15+ years.
Due to the conviction of former employees of Tetra Tech EC (TtEC), one of the Navy’s environmental contractors, related to radiological data falsification at Hunter’s Point Shipyard, the City requested that the Navy present to the City Council on the role of TtEC in the environmental clean-up of Alameda Point. Representatives from the United States Navy will make a presentation on the role of TtEC in the environmental clean-up of Alameda Point this evening. Representatives from the environmental regulators who oversee all of the Navy’s environmental clean-up work from the Environmental Protection Agency and State of California Department of Toxic Substances Control will also be attending and available to answer questions. The City’s independent environmental consultant will also be attending the meeting.