Baykeeper Updates Related to Toxic Pollutants

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
BK In The News: November 12, 2013
A fire that raged at SIMS Metal Management in Redwood City for nearly 17 hours is completely extinguished. Officials are concerned that the toxic plume of smoke shot into the air may have contaminated the area's water supply with dangerous chemicals. n addition, there is also concerns over the area...
BK In The News: November 11, 2013
REDWOOD CITY (KCBS) — A Redwood City metal recycling facility that caught fire on Sunday received a public nuisance violation for a similar incident, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Lisa Fasano of the district said Sims Metal Management was issued the violation in April...
BK In The News: November 1, 2013
While it’s hard to believe today, the San Francisco Estuary was one big dumping ground for cities and industry just decades ago. . .  Says Deb Self, who directs San Francisco Baykeeper, “What the Bay needs are regulations and permits with teeth, adequate monitoring to assess compliance, and...
Featured Stories: August 12, 2013
Point Molate Beach Park in Richmond, which has been closed for a decade, reopened October 14. The reopening of this Richmond city park came after Baykeeper completed a months-long cleanup earlier this year, removing 96 tons of debris that had polluted San Francisco Bay waters and Point Molate's...
Press Release: June 25, 2013
(Richmond, CA) San Francisco Baykeeper is removing the last remaining toxic debris from Point Molate Beach Park in Richmond this week, after a three-month restoration project to clean up nearly 100 tons of contaminated material. As a result, the city-owned park, which has been closed for a decade...
Blog Post: March 26, 2013
Baykeeper has begun a cleanup effort to remove up to 100 tons of debris that has been polluting San Francisco Bay waters and the shoreline at Point Molate in Richmond. Currently, the beach is blighted by hundreds of pilings contaminated with creosote, a now-banned wood preservative that poses a...
BK In The News: September 5, 2012
About 125 tons of toxic debris cluttering the shoreline between Point Molate and Point San Pablo will be removed this fall by the San Francisco marine watchdog Baykeeper. With the help of volunteers and some heavy machinery, the nonprofit group plans to clean up trash and take out hundreds of...

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