A group of Bayview-Hunters Point residents are calling on San Francisco city officials to halt all future development at the Hunters Point Shipyard until the soil at the former naval base is retested, and "all the land is certifiably remediated."
Their demands come after Hunters Point homeowners filed a $27 billion lawsuit on Wednesday against property owner Lennar, developer FivePoint and Tetra Tech, the firm accused of falsifying data related to the toxic cleanup at the former nuclear weapons research facility.
The shipyard was designated a Superfund site in 1989. An Environmental Protection Agency report, revealed in April by a scientific advocacy organization, found that the Navy understated the scope of the decades-old cleanup of the contaminated site.
A group of women and children led by activist Elaine Brown made their way to Mayor London Breed's office on Thursday to hand-deliver their demands, after holding a brief press conference outside City Hall.
The group attempted to schedule a meeting with Breed and Board of Supervisors President and District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen, who herself recently called for a hearing looking into problems plaguing the cleanup of the site.