Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

Featured Stories: June 25, 2013
Toxic brownish water will no longer gush toward San Francisco Bay from Pacific Steel Casting Company in Berkeley, as a result of Baykeeper’s successful Clean Water Act lawsuit against the facility. Pacific Steel, the fourth largest steel foundry in the U.S., agreed this month to stop rainy-season...
Blog Post: April 16, 2013
For the second time this year, thanks to Baykeeper’s advocacy, a polluting metal and vehicle recycler on the Oakland Estuary has been told it is still not doing enough to keep toxic dust out of San Francisco Bay—and that it must do better. Schnitzer Steel has long been one of the Bay’s worst...
Blog Post: February 11, 2013
As a result of Baykeeper’s advocacy, a major shoreline industrial facility has been ordered to better control toxic waste blowing into the Bay. Schnitzer Steel, a metal and vehicle recycler on the Oakland Estuary, has long been one of the Bay’s worst runoff and airborne dust polluters. At our...
Blog Post: January 29, 2013
Large industrial facilities released more than one million pounds of toxic chemicals into San Francisco Bay and other water bodies in the 60,000 square-mile Bay-Delta watershed during 2011, according to a report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The majority of this pollution...
Blog Post: January 25, 2013
A Hayward recycler of TVs, computers, and other electronics has volunteered to test its storm water runoff to see if it is polluting San Francisco Bay, and to reduce any pollution found. The company, e-Recycling of California, responded to Baykeeper’s suggestions for pollution controls by proposing...
Featured Stories: January 25, 2013
One of the largest processors of precious-metal-bearing electronic scrap in the western US will stop its runoff pollution of San Francisco Bay, in a new win for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign. Xstrata Recycling in San Jose agreed to install new pollution controls after Baykeeper notified...
Blog Post: December 10, 2012
For most people, a rainy forecast means carrying an umbrella—but for our new team of pollution investigators, it’s a call to action. Baykeeper staff members and Volunteer Pollution Investigators are braving rainy weather to find San Francisco Bay’s industrial polluters. When big rainstorms hit in...
Blog Post: December 7, 2012
Baykeeper is working to stop Schnitzer Steel, a metal and vehicle recycler on the Oakland Estuary, from allowing airborne dust containing toxic waste to blow into San Francisco Bay. Schnitzer Steel Oakland processes, shreds, and ships out tens of thousands of tons of scrap metal from automobiles...
Blog Post: October 17, 2012
Note: The comment period for this Action Alert is closed. Thank you to everyone who sent a message! There are more than 1,300 industrial facilities in the Bay Area, and Baykeeper’s analysis of recent data shows that ninety-five percent are contaminating San Francisco Bay or its tributaries with...
Press Release: September 11, 2012
  SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco Baykeeper proudly announced the award of a $75,000 grant from the Hugo Neu Corporation in support of their mission to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution. The grant will be vital in propelling the organization’s new Bay Safe Industry Campaign. "We thank...

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