Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

Blog Post: August 26, 2019
Can heavy industry coexist with a healthy San Francisco Bay? Yes, but only if companies use exceptional pollution controls. When Baykeeper first investigated U.S. Pipe and Foundry, a steel pipe manufacturer in Union City, we found that polluted water was running off its 70-acre facility with few...
Blog Post: July 30, 2019
Baykeeper requires polluters to stop contaminating San Francisco Bay… but what happens when they don’t? We make them keep trying. The companies install additional pollution controls, and they keep taking water samples to monitor the controls' effectiveness, until the illegal contamination is...
Blog Post: June 28, 2019
More than 1,600 industrial facilities operate in the San Francisco Bay watershed. Many handle toxic materials like heavy metals and industrial chemicals. If they don’t take steps to contain waste and runoff, these facilities release harmful pollution into the Bay.  Baykeeper keeps a close...
Featured Stories: June 28, 2019
Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign is making rapid progress. We launched the campaign in 2012, and have so far secured legally-binding agreements requiring 45 industrial facilities to implement controls to keep toxic pollution from contaminating San Francisco Bay. These 45 victories include...
Monthly Column: March 5, 2019
One day in 2011, Baykeeper staff was on a regular patrol of San Francisco Bay in our boat—when we came across something awful. A shipping terminal on the Richmond shoreline had placed huge, looming piles of dark black material at the edge of the water. Wind was blowing black dust from the piles...
BK In The News: November 22, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation alleges a federal agency is discharging polluted storm water in the San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Baykeeper filed a complaint on Nov. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco Division against...
Blog Post: June 1, 2018
In Baykeeper’s 44th Bay-Safe Industry win, Containers Unlimited has agreed to stop pollution of San Francisco Bay from its Oakland recycling facility. Baykeeper’s investigation found that the Containers Unlimited facility was releasing polluted runoff with high levels of heavy metals, chemical...
Blog Post: May 14, 2018
In the 43rd victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, The Newark Group, Inc., a San Jose paper recycling facility, has agreed to prevent contaminated rainwater from running off its San Jose site and into San Francisco Bay. The runoff from Newark’s recycling facility has been contaminated...
Blog Post: May 11, 2018
In Baykeeper’s latest victory to stop industrial pollution in San Francisco Bay, Deal Auto Company, located in Contra Costa County near Richmond, has agreed to prevent contaminated rainwater from running off its site and into San Francisco Bay. A used auto parts business, Deal Auto Company had a...
BK In The News: May 3, 2018
The operators of Newby Island Resource Recovery Park have entered into an agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper to stop pollutants from washing into nearby waterways, as first reported by the San Jose Mercury News.

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