Baykeeper Updates Related to Toxic Pollutants

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...
Blog Post: June 19, 2012
Soon, state regulations requiring furniture and other consumer products in California to be doused with toxic flame retardants will be revised, with input from environmental and human health advocates. Governor Jerry Brown ordered the revision on June 18. Governor Brown’s action comes a week after...
Blog Post: June 12, 2012
Furniture and other consumer products in California are being doused in toxic flame retardant chemicals—but it’s not providing real protection from deadly fires. Instead California residents are absorbing these cancer-causing chemicals into our bodies, while huge quantities are washed into...
Blog Post: March 1, 2012
A Cupertino limestone quarry’s plan for how they would end mining operations could pollute San Francisco Bay with mercury and other metals, Baykeeper recently warned Santa Clara County planners. Lehigh Southwest Cement Company is required by law to have a plan for eventually filling its quarry and...
Blog Post: October 5, 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill which will ban the harmful chemical bisphenol A from plastic baby bottles and cups. The chemical, known commonly as BPA, leaches into food and liquids from plastic containers and can be harmful to children's development. BPA has been also been linked to reproductive...
Blog Post: June 27, 2011
The State Water Resources Control Board has approved new management measures aimed at reducing methylmercury pollution in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary and the Yolo Bypass, with the ultimate goal of making fish caught in the Delta safe to eat. This Total Maximum Daily Load (or TMDL) has...

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