Evaluation teams from the Army are visiting Raleigh, N.C., and Boston as those cities are among five finalists to host the headquarters for the service’s new Futures Command. In Raleigh, the team will review the mix of academia and industry, and help it “better understand the socio-economic dynamics” of the region, Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy said in a May 25 letter obtained by Bloomberg News. The other three finalists, out of 15 chosen in April, have not been publicly identified. A final decision is expected by June 30. … Questions about the cleanup at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco continue to grow after the Environmental Protection Agency characterized radioactivity measurements of four parcels already handed over to the city as “suspect” and alleged the Navy’s contractor had deliberately falsified the data it collected. Over the past year, the Navy and EPA have found similar problems with soil data in other parcels at the shipyard; those have not been conveyed to the city, however. The four tracts in question are relatively small, but are located next to a 75-acre parcel where Lennar Corp. already has built 300 homes, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.
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