Baykeeper Updates Related to Toxic Pollutants

Blog Post: November 10, 2017
The devastating wildfires that swept through Napa and Sonoma last month have caused unprecedented damage to families, homes, and businesses. Unfortunately, the disaster also poses a new threat to San Francisco Bay in the form of toxic ash washing into local rivers and creeks that drain to the Bay...
BK In The News: November 2, 2017
With a wet weekend on the horizon, the first since the devastating North Bay wildfires, officials at state and local agencies are worrying about what winter rains will carry into the bay. "We are really concerned about all the toxins," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco...
BK In The News: November 2, 2017
The rain expected in the Bay Area is creating worry in the North Bay, where it’s feared the upcoming showers will mix with toxic ash and chemicals and wash right into some streams... Environment non-profit San Francisco Baykeeper says any number of chemicals could be present and ultimately end up...
Blog Post: October 23, 2017
North of San Francisco Bay, wildfires have raged across the region for more than a week. Everyone at Baykeeper sends our heartfelt sympathy to those impacted by this tragic disaster. We hope for a full and safe recovery as work continues to contain the fires and as local responders begin to assess...
Blog Post: September 5, 2017
The Shell oil refinery in Martinez discharges too much toxic selenium into San Francisco Bay, harming wildlife, Baykeeper recently told regulators. We urged the Regional Water Quality Control Board to tighten limits on the amount of selenium in treated wastewater Shell is permitted to release into...
BK In The News: April 14, 2017
The Associated Students of the California Maritime Academy and its undersigned affiliates (ASCMA) oppose the Orcem/VMT project proposal... After carefully reviewing the DEIR, ASCMA stands behind both the Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper in strongly opposing this project, given their keen and...
BK In The News: November 21, 2016
Cleanup continued Friday after firefighting foam exploded from airplane hangar at Mineta San Jose Airport...  As a concentrate, the aqueous film forming agent is a carcinogen and irritant. It's technically safe in foam form, but San Francisco Baykeeper is worried about wildlife. "It seems...
BK In The News: November 21, 2016
Fluffy white foam filled a Santa Clara street Friday when a fire-suppression system at a privately-owned hangar at San Jose International Airport malfunctioned... San Francisco Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren expressed some concern about the substance getting into waterways and potentially...
Blog Post: November 17, 2016
Baykeeper is urging the State Water Board and Environmental Protection Agency to limit the amount of toxic selenium allowed in San Francisco Bay. Bay Area oil refineries are the region’s largest source of selenium in the Bay, but refinery representatives have undermined efforts to institute...
BK In The News: August 9, 2016
A large swath of toxic waste located just upshore from Crockett in the East Bay is impacting the bay water and the ground water and poses a danger to people in the area. Baykeeper Staff Attorney Erica Maharg said, "It's a toxic site with heavy metals such as lead and arsenic that we know are...

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