Baykeeper Updates Related to Mercury
BK In The News: July 18, 2017
The federal government has approved new rules on mercury in California waterways... San Francisco Baykeeper's Erica Maharg says with the new federally approved water quality criteria, regional water boards throughout the state will have to identify which waterways people are using to catch fish. "...
BK In The News: November 5, 2015
Mercury, a potent neurotoxin, builds up in fish and can cause serious illness in both humans and wildlife. “Mercury is invisible and prevalent throughout San Francisco Bay,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper. Despite cleanup efforts, Bay fish still have high...
BK In The News: March 11, 2011
An abandoned mercury mine that for decades has sent polluted, orange waste into a creek that eventually feeds into San Francisco Bay is a threat to human health and should be added to a list of the nation's worst polluted places, federal regulators say.
BK In The News: December 22, 2010
New research from the University of San Francisco has zeroed in on a way to limit the amount of mercury entering the food chain in San Francisco Bay.
Press Release: July 30, 2007
During a hearing tomorrow afternoon, the State Water Resources Control Board will consider a plea from local oil refineries to avoid disclosing how much mercury they release into the environment. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board issued the order for the study on May 2007,...