Baykeeper Updates Related to Toxic Pollutants

Blog Post: January 17, 2017
Baykeeper is celebrating a new victory that will help prevent pharmaceutical contamination of San Francisco Bay. Contra Costa County recently passed an ordinance requiring drug makers to cover the cost of safe disposal of prescription medications. This law will help prevent leftover pharmaceuticals...
BK In The News: November 21, 2016
Cleanup continued Friday after firefighting foam exploded from airplane hangar at Mineta San Jose Airport...  As a concentrate, the aqueous film forming agent is a carcinogen and irritant. It's technically safe in foam form, but San Francisco Baykeeper is worried about wildlife. "It seems...
BK In The News: November 21, 2016
Fluffy white foam filled a Santa Clara street Friday when a fire-suppression system at a privately-owned hangar at San Jose International Airport malfunctioned... San Francisco Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren expressed some concern about the substance getting into waterways and potentially...
Blog Post: November 17, 2016
Baykeeper is urging the State Water Board and Environmental Protection Agency to limit the amount of toxic selenium allowed in San Francisco Bay. Bay Area oil refineries are the region’s largest source of selenium in the Bay, but refinery representatives have undermined efforts to institute...
BK In The News: August 9, 2016
A large swath of toxic waste located just upshore from Crockett in the East Bay is impacting the bay water and the ground water and poses a danger to people in the area. Baykeeper Staff Attorney Erica Maharg said, "It's a toxic site with heavy metals such as lead and arsenic that we know are...
Featured Stories: July 12, 2016
Update: After the recent July 4th fireworks displays around San Francisco Bay, Baykeeper volunteers found no fireworks debris along the shoreline. This was a big change after two recent fireworks shows, held as part of the Super Bowl festivities in January and February, resulted in large amounts of...
Monthly Column: July 6, 2016
All around San Francisco Bay during Fourth of July celebrations, brightly colored fireworks light up the night sky. It’s a fun tradition. But how much does the rockets’ red glare pollute the Bay? Fireworks are often set off over water, because setting them off over land creates a risk of fire....
Blog Post: February 18, 2016
Baykeeper’s Pollution Hotline received several pollution reports after each of two recent San Francisco fireworks shows held as part of the Super Bowl 50 festivities. The reports—from a Baykeeper board member, swimmers at the San Francisco-based Dolphin Club, and cleanup volunteers from the...
Blog Post: June 5, 2014
Update: The Alameda County fee for safe disposal of household hazardous waste was passed by the Stopwaste Board late last month. Baykeeper is glad that this program will continue to help keep toxic substances out of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper recently advocated in favor of a proposed Alameda...
BK In The News: December 16, 2013

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