Tetra Tech EC, Inc. at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard
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Tetra Tech EC, Inc. fully stands by its work at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.

Our company has sought to follow all required standards and protocols and to operate in a thorough, honest, and professional manner to provide testing and cleanup services as required by our contract. We have worked to make this site, and all sites where Tetra Tech works, safe for community members and residents. We have offered to pay for an independent contractor to re-test our work at the site to verify that the work was performed in a manner consistent to our contract with the Navy.

Tetra Tech EC, Inc.’s work at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard

Tetra Tech EC, Inc.’s first Navy contract at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard was awarded in 2002. We provided cleanup of about 20 percent of the land surface at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and were among many contractors providing remedial services at the site. We put safety at the forefront of all our projects and worked more than 2,000 days (or 5.4 years) without a lost time injury at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.

What went wrong at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and how it was fixed

In 2012 at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, the Navy identified soil sampling data at one location that did not appear representative of the sampling area. Tetra Tech EC, Inc. immediately conducted a full investigation. At our own expense, we analyzed 70,000 sample results, identified areas for resampling, and conducted additional remediation where necessary. After implementing corrective actions there were no repeat occurrences.

Tetra Tech EC, Inc. fully documented the investigation and completed corrective actions with full review by and coordination with Navy and regulators. The Navy also conducted an independent review and released its own report in 2014. The report concluded that “The Navy’s contractor corrected identified deficient conditions and incorporated additional QC steps to avoid recurrence.”

Wrongdoing committed by three individuals at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard

Stephen Rolfe and Justin Hubbard are former employees of Tetra Tech EC, Inc. and subcontractor New World Technology. Tetra Tech EC, Inc. learned in May 2018 that Rolfe and Hubbard admitted to falsifying reports at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and have been sentenced by the U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Their plea statements align with the findings of Tetra Tech EC, Inc.’s 2014 report regarding soil data anomalies identified in 2012. Tetra Tech fully supports actions of DOJ regarding the illegal actions of Rolfe and Hubbard. Anthony Smith, a former employee of New World Technology, has publicly admitted to assisting Rolfe and Hubbard with sample swapping and has made multiple false public statements.

Tetra Tech’s offer to re-sample Hunters Point Naval Shipyard areas in question

Tetra Tech EC, Inc.’s 2014 investigation report identified the areas in which Rolfe, Hubbard, and Smith admit to swapping samples. Those locations were corrected in 2012, and areas cleaned up by Tetra Tech EC, Inc. at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard are safe for redevelopment. To prove our work at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard meets cleanup standards, we have proposed to the Navy an immediate third-party re-sampling program at our expense.

About Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech is a consulting and engineering firm based in Pasadena, California, that has been in business for more than 50 years. We have 1,355 employees in California and 17,000 employees around the world who work on more than 60,000 projects each year. Tetra Tech EC, Inc. is one of more than 30 wholly owned subsidiaries of Tetra Tech, Inc. Tetra Tech EC, Inc. provides remediation and environmental construction services.

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