Tetra Tech EC, Inc. at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard

Tetra Tech EC Responds to Whistleblower Lawsuits

Tetra Tech EC is disappointed that the Department of Justice has decided to pursue baseless charges against Tetra Tech EC. Tetra Tech EC has worked with the Navy and identified isolated instances of past employee misconduct at Hunters Point, and took corrective measures to prevent the recurrence of any such misconduct.

Unfortunately, the interest in this matter has been driven by media accounts based on inaccurate information and unfounded allegations by individuals motivated by their own gain.  The proper place to discuss the facts of this case is the courtroom, and Tetra Tech EC looks forward to that opportunity.

We will vigorously defend our record, and are confident we will prevail following an impartial legal and scientific review of the facts.  In the meantime, we will continue to provide industry-leading service to our clients.

The current claims stem from an incident that occurred during the 2011-2012 timeframe. Tetra Tech EC immediately conducted an extensive investigation and took a number of corrective actions, summarized in a report issued to the Navy on November 29, 2012, and to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on December 3, 2012. Throughout this process, Tetra Tech EC was fully transparent with the Navy and with federal, state, and local regulators that oversaw its work.

Following these events, new procedures were put in place by Tetra Tech EC at that time to prevent the recurrence of such conduct. The Navy’s own independent report and review of Tetra Tech EC’s work concluded: “The Navy’s contractor corrected identified deficient conditions and incorporated additional (quality control) steps to avoid recurrence.” The NRC also fully investigated the matter at that time and concluded that Tetra Tech EC management was not involved in the misconduct. All of these investigations concluded that the data issues identified in 2012 were isolated instances of misconduct by low-level employees.

Tetra Tech EC continues to stand ready to assist the Navy to prove that its work at Hunters Point complied with all contractual requirements and that conditions at the site pose no risk to the surrounding community.