A renowned environmental scientist will join residents of the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood at a news conference in San Francisco Monday to ask the Board of Supervisors to reject the environmental impact report for the Lennar Corp.'s shipyard redevelopment project.
The 500-acre project would turn the abandoned, contaminated Hunters Point Shipyard into a vibrant, modern community with residences, retail and commercial space, according to Lennar Corp.
The federal government has contributed about $700 million to the site's cleanup, but large swaths of land remain contaminated.
On Monday, Wilma Subra, a chemist and 1999 MacArthur Fellow who has worked on behalf of local communities for more than 30 years, will join neighborhood residents and a representative of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights at a noon news conference.
Speakers will discuss alleged inadequacies of the Lennar Corp.'s environmental impact report for the redevelopment project.
"The EIR failed to evaluate and assess the cumulative impacts of exposure to children, adults and the environment as a result of exposure to all of the chemicals present at the site," Subra said.
She and the other speakers will ask the Board of Supervisors to reject the report.