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Navy Sued For Leasing Contaminated Site to San Francisco Police

Sept. 16, 2020, 12:40 AM

The Navy has been accused of negligently leasing contaminated property to the San Francisco Police Department, exposing hundreds, if not thousands, of SFPD employees to radioactive, hazardous agents over the course of more than two decades.

Plaintiff Kevin Abbey’s proposed class action, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges the Navy violated federal law by failing to disclose the truth about, or adequately remediate, the contamination at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, before it leased a parcel of the property to San Francisco in 1996.

From 1946 to 1955, the property where the SFPD’s ...

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