Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

Blog Post: December 16, 2013
Pacific Galvanizing in Oakland agreed last week to keep runoff contaminated with metals from flowing into nearby storm drains that empty into San Francisco Bay. The agreement settled Baykeeper’s Clean Water Act lawsuit against Pacific Galvanizing, and will protect the Bay from pollutants that...
Blog Post: November 18, 2013
Instead of running off into San Francisco Bay, contaminated storm water from Premier Recycle in San Jose will be pumped to storage containers and reused onsite. This new victory in Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign is a result of our successful Clean Water Act lawsuit against Premier Recycle....
Blog Post: November 15, 2013
In response to Baykeeper’s lawsuit, U.S. Pipe and Foundry recently agreed to stop polluted storm water from leaving its Union City pipe manufacturing facility. Runoff containing heavy metals and other toxic substances has been flowing off the U.S. Pipe and Foundry site into Ward Creek, a tributary...
Blog Post: November 4, 2013
In the latest legal victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, the city of Sunnyvale recently agreed to install controls to protect San Francisco Bay from polluted runoff from its waste transfer facility, which handles 1,500 tons per day of trash and recyclables from Sunnyvale, Mountain...
Blog Post: September 17, 2013
As a result of Baykeeper’s lawsuit, SOS Steel Company, Inc. last week agreed to clean up its pollution of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the Santa Clara steel fabricator after finding that rainy-season runoff from the site was contaminated with toxic metals and chemicals. The company fabricates...
Blog Post: September 4, 2013
(Note: This Action Alert closed on September 19, 2013.) The state's top water management agency is considering a new permit governing industrial runoff pollution that largely maintains the status quo and is unlikely to protect or improve California waterways. California's State Water Resources...
Monthly Column: September 3, 2013
Even those of us who commute by ferry may not realize that the Bay Area has more than 1,300 industrial facilities that collectively are responsible for one of the Bay’s greatest pollution problems. The dirty facilities that dot our warehouse districts and frontage roads are largely out of sight of...
Blog Post: August 12, 2013
Baykeeper’s Volunteer Pollution Investigators are helping us find out which industrial facilities are polluting San Francisco Bay. After completing their training last month, volunteers are out surveying the edges of industrial sites. They’re taking photos and looking for indications that pollution...
Blog Post: July 16, 2013
Steelhead trout and Chinook salmon will have a better chance of survival in San Jose’s Coyote Creek and in San Francisco Bay, thanks to Baykeeper’s successful legal action against GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. GreenWaste, a San Jose recycling facility, has polluted Coyote Creek, which flows to the Bay...
Blog Post: July 2, 2013
GreenTeam of San Jose recently agreed to install controls to prevent the recycling facility’s toxic runoff pollution of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the company after documenting that GreenTeam has polluted the Bay with oil, grease, and heavy metals that include aluminum, copper, iron, zinc,...

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