Hunters Point Power Plant Closure and Cleanup

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the former Hunters Point Power Plant site?

The former power plant site is a 30-acre property located at 1000 Evans Avenue in the Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco.

Who is overseeing the cleanup?

The cleanup project is being overseen by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the City and County of San Francisco and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District with input from the community.

What is the current status of the project?

PG&E completed most of the planned soil cleanup during 2012. PG&E’s on-site groundwater cleanup was also implemented in 2012. The groundwater will be monitored to ensure the plan is working into 2013 to help confirm the petroleum is being successfully removed. In 2013, the tunnels associated with the former plant will be closed and filled with concrete.

In addition, in 2013 the shoreline, which is outside of the former power plant’s remedial cleanup plan, will continue to be studied so that it can be determined what remediation may be needed.

How will work impact neighbors and the community?

PG&E is committed to protecting the health of the public, workers and the environment during the cleanup, and minimizing the impact of cleanup activities on the community. In addition, PG&E is working with regulators, contractors and the community to continue the successful community engagement program which helps ensure our work is being conducted with community input.

What is the future use of the site?

PG&E is in the early stages of planning the future of the site beyond the cleanup. As part of this planning process, we have begun to explore ways that we can use the property for the local community’s benefit in the short term without creating obstacles for future site use opportunities. We will be meeting with members of the community, City officials and others to discuss options for improving the streetscape, landscape and pedestrian safety associated with the site and its surrounding areas.

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