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News, Bay View Glowing Review

Glowing Review

Sculptors who are members of the Point, an artist community at the former Hunters Point Shipyard, have been notified that the building where they've been working -- in some cases for years -- is contaminated with radioactive materials, and they'll…
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News, Bay View Hot Story

Hot Story

With little fanfare, U.S. Navy officials in charge of cleaning up the Hunters Point Shipyard acknowledged last week that Navy personnel had burned large amounts of fuel contaminated with radioactive material in the shipyard's boilers 56 years ago. In its…
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News, Bay View Hot News

Hot News

Under pressure from community members and regulators to fully investigate toxic contamination at Hunters Point Shipyard, U.S. Navy officials have discovered several new sites that might be contaminated with radioactive substances -- including three in a neighborhood outside the former…
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News, Feature Fallout: The Past Is Present

Fallout: The Past Is Present

Frank Brinton peers out the car window and shakes his head. Hunters Point Shipyard sure doesn't look like it did when he left in 1973. For the nearly 30 years he spent here, the shipyard was a buzz of people,…
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News, Mecklin

Shame and Courage

A well-placed friend of mine tells me that way back in the ancient times of the Carter administration, the federal government was already aware that cleaning up after nuclear operations of the U.S. defense establishment would likely run into the…
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News, Feature The Documentation

The Documentation

From the end of World War II until 1969, the Hunters Point Shipyard was home to the top-secret Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, the nation's foremost applied nuclear research facility, which handled a vast array of radioactive substances -- including,…
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News, Feature Fallout


For a long time now, San Francisco's leaders have dreamed of a new development along the city's waterfront, a 500-acre community where citizens promenade along San Francisco Bay, artists display their talents in a variety of new cultural institutions, and…
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News, Sidebar

The Path of Inquiry

"Fallout" is based on months of interviews and documentary research by staff writer Lisa Davis. In reporting this series, Davis reviewed thousands of records held by the National Archives and Records Administration, including both previously declassified documents and documents declassified…
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