Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

Blog Post: September 10, 2012
Lakeside Nonferrous Metals, an Oakland metal recycling company, agreed last week to move one of its outdoor facilities indoors and take other measures to prevent rainy-season pollution of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued Lakeside after documenting that the recycler’s storm water runoff has...
Blog Post: September 7, 2012
The C&H Sugar Refinery, which has repeatedly contaminated Carquinez Strait in ways that deplete oxygen available to fish and other aquatic life, needs tighter pollution controls, Baykeeper recently told regulators. Baykeeper urged the Regional Water Quality Control Board to tighten controls as...
Blog Post: August 30, 2012
San Francisco Baykeeper recently filed suit in federal district court to compel cleanup at one of the Bay’s worst industrial polluters, a shipping terminal in Richmond. We took this action because the Levin-Richmond Terminal Corporation is allowing harmful materials stored onsite to be washed and...
Blog Post: August 28, 2012
Last week, Berkeley Forge & Tool, Inc. agreed to reduce its rainy-season pollution of San Francisco Bay. The agreement came after Baykeeper notified Berkeley Forge that its storm water runoff contained high levels of aluminum, copper, iron, zinc, and other pollutants. Berkeley Forge...
Blog Post: August 16, 2012
A proposed oil storage and shipping facility could pollute San Francisco Bay in multiple ways, Baykeeper recently told Pittsburg city officials. We urged that better plans for pollution controls be required before the project is allowed to move forward. Baykeeper made our recommendations in...
Featured Stories: August 13, 2012
Zanker Road Resource Management, a San Jose landfill and recycling facility, has agreed to clean up its rainy-season runoff pollution of San Francisco Bay and wetlands that include the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. Baykeeper sued Zanker after the facility’s own sampling reports showed it...
Blog Post: August 7, 2012
Are you interested in getting out in the field for a healthy Bay? Baykeeper seeks Volunteer Pollution Investigators to help us find out which industrial facilities are polluting San Francisco Bay. We’re looking for volunteers who can work up to ten hours this fall and winter. Baykeeper will...
Featured Stories: May 9, 2012
Baykeeper is launching our new Bay-Safe Industry campaign to rein in widespread, illegal runoff into San Francisco Bay from industrial facilities. Industrial storm water runoff is a major source of Bay pollution. More than 1,000 Bay Area industrial facilities are violating the Clean Water Act...
Blog Post: May 1, 2012
Baykeeper recently urged regulators to strengthen controls on pollution in San Francisco Bay from the Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez. We recommended that the Regional Water Quality Control Board tighten the refinery’s permit to discharge water into the Bay. The Shell refinery discharges about 5.8...
Blog Post: February 2, 2012
Last week Baykeeper and California Waste Solutions, Inc. (CWS) reached an agreement to reduce storm water pollution from the company’s recycling facility in San Jose. CWS picks up curbside recycling in San Jose and Oakland and has several facilities in the Bay Area where materials are collected,...

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